Another answer to “there’s nothing to do in Winnemucca”

Teaching young people to enjoy and care for the great outdoors is the idea behind Nevada Outdoor School’s (NOS) Teen Outdoor Club. This past fall, Nevada Outdoor School launched an outdoor ethics club for junior high and high school-age teens.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to engage with a group of kids we haven’t worked with as much in the past,” said NOS Director Melanie Erquiaga. “Sometimes it’s hard to keep teens involved with healthy extra-curricular activities,” she explained — adding that it will be well worth the effort.

The Teen Outdoor Club is waiting with outdoor adventures that will help teach survival skills and ways to give back by doing conservation activities on public lands. The young people will have an opportunity to have fun with friends while they explore the outdoors and learn without even trying.

Erquiaga explained the club will work with groups like the Nevada Muleys and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to do some stewardship activities. “They’ll have a great time and do some good as well,” she said.

The club meets once a month and more information is available by calling Katy Fithian at Nevada Outdoor School at 623-5656.

As a side note:

NOS Director Melanie Erquiaga reminded all that on January 11, Winnemucca and Humboldt County locations will be featured on the PBS television program “Wild Nevada.” The film crew was in Humboldt County for two full days in July visiting locations around town, including the historic Martin Hotel and Humboldt Museum and visiting locations in the county including Water Canyon and Paradise Valley.

“It will be interesting to see what finally makes it into a 30-minute program out of two full days of filming,” Erquiaga said. She noted that the Martin Hotel will be holding a special viewing of the “Wild Nevada” program on Thursday evening, Jan 11, starting at 8 p.m.