White House Author
Executive Director, Nevada Outdoor School
Andy Hart has served as Executive Director at Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) for the past five years. NOS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based in rural northern Nevada, strives to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders through a variety of inquiry-based science and experiential outdoor education initiatives. By working to ensure NOS programs are offered for free or reduced rates, thousands of under-served Nevada youth are able to benefit from classroom lessons, field trips, summer camps and other programs each year. A strong partnership network, including federal land management agencies allows students to connect authentically with the vast public lands in Nevada. Nevada Outdoor School's AmeriCorps program additionally offers citizens the opportunity to engage in service and explore natural resources careers in various positions including Naturalists for NOS education programs. Andy first fell in love with America's public lands as an engineer working in Nevada's goldfields and also sits on the Bureau of Land Management's Sierra Front - Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council.