Education Programs

Keep Tahoe Blue Schools

Keep Tahoe Blue Schools is the League’s youth education program to provide environmental science and stewardship experiences for Lake Tahoe area students and some visiting school groups. The League connects students with their environment and aims to foster a lifelong sense of appreciation and responsibility for Lake Tahoe through place-based education.


Keep Tahoe Blue Schools partners with local organizations and agencies, teaches lessons in classrooms and on field trips, and includes an innovative multidisciplinary program, Curriculum for Lake Education, Awareness, and Responsibility (CLEAR), based on Common Core Standards to provide long-term learning opportunities.

Are you a teacher interested in providing Keep Tahoe Blue Schools lessons to your students? Request a lesson

Supporting science and education:

Tahoe Environmental Research Center 

The League donated the first $100,000 to launch the fundraising effort for TERC in Incline Village. TERC is a section of the UC Davis Institute of the Environment. UC Davis research at Lake Tahoe began with famed researcher Dr. Charles Goldman in 1959, who first documented Lake Tahoe’s clarity decline. The center is committed to providing objective scientific information for restoration and sustainable use of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Today, it is a perfect place to take a group of students to learn about the science, history and stewardship of Lake Tahoe. In addition to research laboratories, the center features excellent educational displays about Lake Tahoe’s unique clarity and the science behind saving it.

UC Davis and Charles Goldman

The League has long supported the efforts of Dr. Charles Goldman, who first began studying Lake Tahoe’s clarity in the 1950s. The League helped fund several documentary films highlighting Goldman’s research.

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