Get Outdoors Nevada's Programs
Offering opportunities for children to experience and learn about our unique desert habitats.
Demand for education programs exceeds current resources. For this school year, 94 schools applied for 8 spots for Next Generation Science Standards programs. Bus grants also help kids get outdoors and learning about nature. So far in 2018, Get Outdoors Nevada has supported 133 field trips with 5,576 participants.
Offering service connection opportunities for Nevada residents and corporate groups to give back to our community.
Get Outdoors Nevada coordinates and provides supplies for volunteer events resulting in the beautification and improvement of outdoor spaces, such as urban trails, parks and public lands. Everyone is welcome to participate by volunteering or through donations.
LV Community Healing Garden
The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden is a place of calm to remember those touched by tragedy on October 1, 2018, and a place of refuge for healing.
In partnership with the City of Las Vegas and the LV Community Healing Garden Committee, Get Outdoors Nevada manages and cares for this special commemorative garden.
Lake Mead Circle
Get Outdoors Nevada’s partnership with the National Park Service at Lake Mead National Recreation Area supports projects in America’s most diverse recreation area.
Efforts include outdoor classroom programming, drowning prevention and career development. Enriching the visitor experience for present and future generations is our goal ~ become part of the circle!
Welcome to Get Outdoors Nevada!
Wherever you look across Nevada, there’s an unparalleled outdoor vista to be enjoyed. From rugged mountain ranges towering on the horizon to winding trail systems close-at-hand in our cities. This is a state filled with abundant opportunities for both exciting recreation and quiet reflection. Forests, rivers, lakes, grasslands, meadows, deserts, and beyond—the Silver State is filled with diverse environments. Get Outdoors Nevada is dedicated to increasing access to nature statewide for all residents.
Nevada is unique in the U.S. for its vast public lands—roughly 85 percent of the state is federally held. Much of this varied landscape is accessible to the public on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Add in natural locations managed by Nevada State Parks and local counties and municipalities, and tens of millions of acres in the state’s 109,780 square miles are accessible for recreational and cultural activities.
Many of Nevada’s outdoor recreational treasures are well known. Major destinations like Great Basin National Park, Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead Recreational Area have been destinations for decades. Some places—including Gold Butte National Monument, Arrow Canyon Wilderness, and the River Mountains Loop Trail—are newer opportunities. And some outdoor resources—like Clark County’s impressive network of walking/running/bicycling trails that traverse more than 1,000 miles of urban and suburban terrain—bring nature close to our doorsteps.
These valuable outdoor resources are well known by many Nevadans and visitors alike, but for some locals they remain distant, even unknown, recreational opportunities—especially underserved youth populations. Get Outdoors Nevada was formed to connect all people with the state’s one-of-a-kind natural landscapes from wilderness outback to city core. Your generous monetary contributions, volunteer hours, and in-kind donations all support our programs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) education, volunteerism for cleanups and beautification, and outreach community events such as Get Outdoors Nevada Day. These programs are designed to enhance the quality of life in Nevada with an extra focus on supporting at-risk school children and youth. Your valued participation will allow us to continue our work in outdoor education along with revitalizing and caring for the treasured outdoor places that we all love in Nevada. Get Outdoors Nevada is here to connect you.
Nevada, this is your backyard.
The Governing Board, Staff and Volunteers
Get Outdoors Nevada