Senior Heath Pierson, an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Art major at Sierra Nevada College, presented his exhibit “67 lbs.” in the Tahoe Gallery on Nov. 14.
Daryl Teittinen strides across the bustling office to the copy machine, flipping through papers he has prepared for his next class. The incandescent fluorescent lighting paired with the cool air conditioned breeze filtering through the hallway seems like an odd environment for Teittinen, who is much more comfortable working outdoors. With a passion for adventure and outdoor education, Teittinen has worn through more than one pair of hiking boots. “I’ve worked on backpacking trips, guided rock climbing, and worked as a ski patroller and whitewater rafting guide,” Teittinen said.
We’ve got a lot to be excited about at Diamond Peak. New events in the works, a new website coming online in the very near future and of course, a new season. We wanted to take this opportunity to call out some things that we’re pretty sure will be of interest to you college students. For starters, we raised the age restriction on our Youth Pass from 17 to 23 years old (most resorts are capped at 18, some at 22). Why the change in age structure?
“Young adults are struggling to find full time jobs in this economy, going to college later, or paying for their own education,” said Brad Wilson, Diamond Peak’s General Manager.
Through internships and service learning, Sierra Nevada College students are involved in a local nonprofit organization called Sustainable Tahoe, whose goal is to shift Tahoe’s outdated tourism model to one that connects visitors with Lake Tahoe and inspires a passion to interact with the lake in a sustainable way.
At Sierra Nevada College, success is not only measured in grades and degrees, but also in the grandeur of one’s goggle tan.
Our environment’s surrounding lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater system, reservoirs, canals, levees and ditches are highly managed, according to Andy Rost, assistant professor of Science and Technology. For the first time in roughly 10 years, Rost is reviving the Hydrology course in Sierra Nevada College’s Earth Science curriculum.