Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit (TBWES), partners high school students and teachers from the Tahoe-Truckee region with resource specialists, and resource conservation district personnel in a 3 day, extensive watershed monitoring project. Students from both South Shore and North Shore high schools work alongside scientific professionals, and are involved in hands-on, field data collection critical to developing future restoration activities for this impaired watershed. Students participate in a complete experience that combines community service, educational development, environmental stewardship, and career exploration. TBWES is a collaboration between Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships and South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition. 2014 funding was generously provided by Clif Bar Family Foundation, and The American River Conservancy.