a banana flower in Costa Rica

Science Beyond the Classroom

Recent Science Field Courses and Trips

Explore new ecosystems from South Africa to Alaska in field courses. Range across the Tahoe basin and up into the Sierra Nevada for lab exercises.

Here at SNC Tahoe, research and learning isn’t contained within four walls.

Biology students at Sierra Nevada College watched harbor seals sunning on the beach at Point Lobos State Reserve in California, on a spring field course in animal diversity.

Marine Diversity on the California Coast

SNC biology students studying animal diversity found plenty of fascinating examples during a weekend trip to the California coast. . . . Read More

Watching a bald eagle on its nest, River Fork Ranch, Carson Valley NV, Sierra Nevada College Winter Raptor field course, January 2018

Birds on the Wing

Students in the winter ornithology field courses studied raptors and wildfowl in their habitats. . . . Read More

A rainy farm landscape in Agua Buena Costa Rica

Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Sustainability and environmental science students travelled to Costa Rica this winter to study tropical ecology and sustainable agriculture with professors Nick Babin and Chuck Levitan. . . . Read More

Lassen NP - students on a sunrise hike up Mt. Lassen, a plug-dome volcano

Science Labs in Lassen Nat. Park

Students in Geology and Aquatic Ecology explored the dramatic features of Lassen Volcanic National Park for the first science lab weekend field trip of the semester. . . . Read More