The McCall Outdoor Science School is no ordinary school. Here, students are excited to learn. Here, students learn by immersing themselves in nature. Here, students grow and create while exploring the science of ecology.
This school is operated by the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources. The University and its partners use MOSS to foster scientific literacy, leadership skills and open-minded dialogue through graduate and professional education, youth science programs, seminars, and more. The school was founded in 2001 and has remained the only publicly operated K-12 residential outdoor school in 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 issues.
Staff and students at MOSS have a passion for quality instruction and lifelong learning through a collaborative, positive working and learning environment. Our goal is continued development of a year-round education and resource facility that offers a unique place for students of any learning style. We hope these hands-on projects and outdoor field activities help students understand key scientific and ecological principles.