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Department of Conservation Social Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7911
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875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
Karla Eitel

Karla Eitel

Office: McCall Field Campus
Phone: (208) 310-7081
Email: kbradley@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: McCall Outdoor Science School, University of Idaho
PO Box 1025
McCall, Idaho 83638

College of Natural Resources
Conservation Social Sciences
Assistant Research Professor
Director of Education,
McCall Outdoor Science School

Campus Locations: McCall Field Campus
With UI Since 2009

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Participant outcomes of residential environmental education
    • Preparation of educators in environmental education
    • Attitudes towards science
    • Fostering scientist identity in students and teachers
    • Engaging researchers in outreach
  • Biography

    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.

  • Selected Publications
    • Eitel, K.  & Hollenhorst, S. (2010).  Becoming Scientists.  The Science Teacher.  In review. 
    • Bingaman, D. & Bradley Eitel, K. (2010).  Boulder Creek Study. Science & Children,  47(6), 52 – 57
  • Outreach Projects
    McCall Outdoor Science School

    McCall, Idaho

    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

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