Established in 1990, the Tahoe-Baikal Institute (TBI) fosters a future where sustainable communities thrive in concert with their environment by connecting passionate young leaders with inspiring, place-based watershed education in two of the world's premier freshwater ecosystems: Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.
In this endeavor the Institute develops community leaders, resource professionals, and environmental stewards across the intersections of watershed education, protection & restoration, research, policy, sustainable economic development, environmental technology transfer, and cultural understanding.
SEE Program: Application period closed.
The window to apply for the 2013 SEE program is now closed. Selections have been made and participant bios will be posted soon. Stay tuned!
2012 Waterbodies available here.
TBI proudly presents the annual Alumni Newsletter, Waterbodies ! Find out about TBI alumni current events, updates, photos, interviews, the 2012 Alumni Exchange program and other TBI news at the link below!
A Day-in-the-Life of the SEE Program
During the 2011 Summer Environmental Exchange, staff members Sarah Buck and Adam Zeender kept a blog about the program's activities. Their daily entries detail the seminars, site visits, and field work in Tahoe, Mongolia, and Russia, and provide an insightful view of the experience. In addition to their captivating description, the blog includes highlight photos of the group and their activities. Click here to visit the blog.