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$5,000 grant will bring famed naturalist to North Tahoe

From left: TEA students Téa Manzo, Kylie Williams, Mikayla Walsh and
Courtesy TEA |

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Tahoe Expedition Academy recently received a $5,000 community crowdfunding grant from Dolan Auto Group of Reno to bring John Muir Laws, author of “The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada,” to North Lake Tahoe.

Laws, a famed naturalist, educator and field guide illustrator, will arrive in Kings Beach on Thursday, May 7, and spending two days taking each of Tahoe Expedition Academy’s 11 classrooms out into the nearby Sierra Nevada.

He will teach students how to observe, draw, journal and deeply engage with the natural world around them.

“From an early age, my parents instilled in me a deep love and respect for nature,” Laws said. “Over the years, that love has grown to a commitment to stewardship and a passion to share the delight of exploring nature with others.”

In addition to working with students and faculty at Tahoe Expedition Academy, Laws will conduct a free community workshop entitled, “Nature Journaling for the Whole Family” from 6:30-8 p.m. on May 7 at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation at 7000 Latone Ave. in Tahoe Vista.

Families with children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Nature journaling is a wonderful family hobby that will bring members closer to each other as well as to the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us.

This article was submitted by Tahoe Expedition Academy, a Pre-K through 10th grade Expeditionary Learning School with locations in Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista. For information about Laws’ free workshop, visit http://www.tahoeexpeditionacademy.org.

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