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.
Snow flurries approached the Tahoe Basin, and the Fundamentals of Environmental Interpretations class, taught by Andy Rost, Adjunct Professor of Science and Technology, couldn’t wait to get out into the field.
The worst storm Lake Tahoe has ever seen. All highways are blocked from incoming help. Residents stranded with no food and no power. With no power, comes no heat. Weeks upon weeks of rain and melting snowpack. A storm so big it is almost inconceivable.
Thank you SNC students, staff and faculty for being so considerate and quiet during our science education tours and student field trips in the science education center (officially named the UC Davis Thomas J. Long Foundation Education Center) on the first floor of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TCES) building.
Over spring break, nine students enrolled in the California Condor Conservation class that traveled to Central California to observe the largest bird in North America, the California condor. Hosting the trip was Kirk Hardie, Adjunct Faculty of Science accompanied by science and technology professor, Steve Ellsworth.
The class met once two weeks prior to the trip. The students left the morning of March 12 from Incline Village. They camped at Pinnacles National Monument Park in Central California near Hollister and stopped along the way at the mouth of the Consumes River to observe birds and learn about the wetland environment.