Karla Eitel serves as Director of Education for the McCall Outdoor Science School. She has degrees in natural resources, conservation social science and studio art. Her enthusiasm for environmental education comes from a background teaching science and leading students in service projects with organizations like the Student Conservation Association, the Northwest Youth Corps and Teton Science Schools.
At MOSS, she is particularly interested in connecting students and teachers to doing science in the outdoors, fostering their sense of place and building their “scientist identity”. Karla is a member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho Environmental Education Association. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, cooking, and life in a small mountain town.
McCall Outdoor Science School
The McCall Outdoor Science School is a program of the University of Idaho. The School and its partners foster scientific literacy, enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue through graduate and professional education, youth science programs, seminars, conferences, and leadership development initiatives. Founded in 2001, MOSS instantly became the only publicly operated K-12 residential outdoor school in the entire state of Idaho.
The mission of the McCall Outdoor Science School is to facilitate place-based, collaborative science inquiry within the context of Idaho's land, water and communities. We provide experiential learning opportunities among students, educators, scientists and citizens to foster the critical thinking skills necessary to address complex problems.
Our Graduate AmeriCorps program engages graduate students in outreach activities with students from across the state of Idaho. To learn more, visit our site at http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/moss