Science. Art. Impact.

Research and creative activities at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

We're taking an interdisciplinary approach to protecting Lake Tahoe.

The Lake Tahoe Wayne L. Prim Campus serves as an epicenter of cutting-edge collaborations and interdisciplinary activities aimed at inspiring the protection of the most precious natural environments. Unique to our campus are the cross-collaborations between scientists, visual artists, musicians, journalists, and creative writers to convey environmental stewardship and sustainability in new, impactful ways.

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Conferences, workshops and Seminars

Our campus invites leaders across disciplines for a robust schedule of world-class workshops, seminars and conferences, bringing expertise and knowledge to the Tahoe Basin to help solve the pressing global to local issues of our time.

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Holman Arts & Media Center

The 10,000 square foot space is intentionally designed to foster collaboration inspired by the natural environment. In addition to several student and community courses and workshops, the Holman Arts and Media Center manages two gallery spaces for exhibitions in a variety of disciplines and artistic styles.

Our commitment to preserving Lake Tahoe

Protecting Lake Tahoe's fragile clarity and ecology is a complex challenge that requires an all-in commitment. From our LEED Platinum Certified buildings to our partnerships with Lake Tahoe policymakers, businesses, environmental nonprofits, and the Washoe Tribe – we're committed to protecting this place we call home.

Learn how we are missioned around protecting Lake Tahoe

Featured research: Microplastics in Lake Tahoe

Research published in the scientific journal, Nature, reveals high concentrations of microplastics in Lake Tahoe, with plastic debris from textiles frequently identified.

Read more about microplastics in Lake Tahoe

Featured research: Smoke over Lake Tahoe

University research supported by the League to Save Lake Tahoe aims to understand how the living and nonliving particles in Lake Tahoe are changing due to smoke in the Lake Tahoe Basin airshed, and what that means for Lake Tahoe’s clarity and ecology.

Read more about wildfire smoke impacts on Lake Tahoe

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe in the news

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Is sustainable outdoor recreation possible?

Professor and backcountry ski guide Brennan Lagasse explores the conflicts between outdoor recreation and sustainability, providing tips for getting outside as an environmental advocate

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Grads of the Pack: Alexandra Pierce

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe Business Marketing student Alexandra Pierce wins first place in the semi-annual Preger-Tahoe Prize Creative Idea Challenge

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Students connect to nature in Lake Tahoe through experiential classwork

Hands-on classes at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe elevate curriculums for both students and faculty

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