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To expose our mini skiers and shredders to Tahoe’s beauty, a children’s coloring book called “The Natural World of Diamond Peak” featuring local flora and fauna was designed by illustrator Kate O’Hara from Reno for the Children’s Ski Center. The Children’s Ski Center also has a program called the Sierra Scouts designed to teach young children about the animals, trees, and ecology that are indigenous to the Tahoe area. The program is integrated into school group ski lessons and learning takes place on and off the mountain. In addition to the ski lesson content, instructors cover topics that correspond to locations on the mountain that have interpretive signs about the environment and ecosystem. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded the Sierra Snow Ranger badge.