I’ve always been passionate about nature: how it works and how to be a part of it. Brought up by outdoor enthusiasts, I innately knew nature’s rhythms from the beginning. My parents, who owned a popular rafting company in Mount Shasta, Calif. bestowed me with an everlasting appreciation for the one thing that always brings me joy and has taught me how to live simply – the wilderness.
Last March, I met with both Katie Zanto and Rosie Hackett to discuss some ideas I had for my service learning project. I figured I would do something with ski coaching, or volunteering for an outdoor leadership program. Both Katie the Interdisciplinary Studies chair, and Rosie, Outdoor Adventure Leadership program director, kindly and respectfully shut me down.
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students are involved in a local nonprofit organization called Sustainable Tahoe, whose goal is to shift Tahoe’s outdated tourism model to one that connects visitors with Lake Tahoe and inspires a passion to interact with the lake in a sustainable way.
An interdisciplinary artist using three-dimensional pieces, two-dimensional pieces, performance pieces and digital integration will land in the Sierra Nevada College Tahoe Gallery
Every semester, Interdisciplinary Studies students develop a personal project that clear a path to their future career. SNC offers an innovative interdisciplinary class called Service Learning where students dig deeper and become involved in unique volunteer opportunities.
This summer Sierra Nevada College is hosting for the first time, Middlebury MiddCORE, an intense month long program for students interested in building leadership and communication skills and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
Spring weather provided a nice break from winter in the mountains April 6-7 when two classes at Sierra Nevada College came together for a weekend of camping, rafting and learning. Students from Environmental Interpretations (ODAL 301) and Interdisciplinary Studies (INTD 250) met in Coloma, Calif. where they learned about the area’s gold mining history, environment and current recreational economy.
Learning to integrate ideas rather than looking at life as a choice between “either/or” is the goal of the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Sierra Nevada College. Katie Zanto, Interdisciplinary Studies program chair, said she strives to demonstrate this through a number of ways including student/faculty interaction.
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, students from Interdisciplinary Studies and Digital Arts classes met to watch a presentation given by Richard Gire, assistant professor of Business, and Chris Lanier, assistant professor of Digital Arts. The presentation covered copyright law in relation to the music industry.