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SWEP - Sierra Watershed Education Partners

  • Environment, Sustainability
  • Chamber Member
  • Education, Youth, Kids
PO Box 1602
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-1430

About Us

MISSION
SWEP promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service-learning.

VISION
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  • About

    MISSION
    SWEP promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service-learning.

    VISION
    Students in the Tahoe/Truckee region understand the environment in which they live and are empowered to take action in their community to make a positive difference. Students, together with community partners and teachers, work collaboratively to address relevant environmental and social issues.

    WHAT WE DO
    SWEP fulfills our mission by collaborating with local teachers, school districts and community partners to address pertinent environmental issues. SWEP programs, operating in the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) since 1996, emphasize service learning because of the multiple benefits to both students and communities.

    Students benefit by participating in meaningful learning activities that are relevant to their life experience, developing higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, problem solving, and decision-making, and exploring future career pathways.
    Communities benefit from service learning projects because the service activities in which the students engage address a specific community problem or meet a particular community need. An additional benefit is the creation of young community members with a strong sense of civic responsibility and the skills, experience, and leadership to accomplish community good.

  • Member Events

    Thursday Dec 6, 2018
    SWEP's fourth annual environmental film festival, Tahoe Film Fest will present an important section of new and exciting environmental feature films that have been screened in various festivals throughout the world. Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates a section of American Independent Films, New Films from Latin America and a Filmmaker Tribute. ...read more
    Friday Dec 7, 2018
    SWEP's fourth annual environmental film festival, Tahoe Film Fest will present an important section of new and exciting environmental feature films that have been screened in various festivals throughout the world. Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates a section of American Independent Films, New Films from Latin America and a Filmmaker Tribute. ...read more
    Saturday Dec 8, 2018
    SWEP's fourth annual environmental film festival, Tahoe Film Fest will present an important section of new and exciting environmental feature films that have been screened in various festivals throughout the world. Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates a section of American Independent Films, New Films from Latin America and a Filmmaker Tribute. ...read more
    Sunday Dec 9, 2018
    SWEP's fourth annual environmental film festival, Tahoe Film Fest will present an important section of new and exciting environmental feature films that have been screened in various festivals throughout the world. Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates a section of American Independent Films, New Films from Latin America and a Filmmaker Tribute. ...read more