"What a fun way to learn," exclaimed Minden Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Pam Ertel.
She said she was thrilled to be able to bring her class to winter camp last week as part of Great Basin Outdoor School.
"I've discovered things about my students that will help me teach them the rest of the year," Ertel said.
Students spent three days learning winter safety and science and two nights in heated cabins on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Snowshoeing was a new experience for most of them, and some saw Lake Tahoe for the first time.
Dr. James Church, who …