Nature's Transformers

'Nature's Transformers' is a partnership of Sierra Nevada Journeys (lead), Great Basin Institute, Nevada Outdoor School and Desert Research Institute (DRI).

The partnership's focus is encouraging young learning and reading with a unique, science-based learning model that has been shown to enhance reading skills. The program entails in-class, hands-on science and literacy lessons, leading to a half-day field study science experience. Over the past year this partnership served 2,448 children and parents across Washoe, Storey, Lyon, Churchill, Douglas, El Dorado, White Pine, Mineral, Elko, Humboldt counties, as well as Carson City.