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Graduate Program

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Learn to teach science in the outdoors, earn a graduate degree and live in an amazing place.

Ever dreamed of working and earning your degree amid the rivers, mountains and lakes of the majestic Rockies? The graduate program in environmental education and science communication at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) can make that dream a reality.

As a MOSS graduate student, you will use field-based educational activities to teach youth from Idaho and surrounding states about science and the environment, while also developing a wide array of professional skills that will help you make a difference in the workforce, and in the world.

Live, Learn and Teach

Learn to teach science outdoors while earning your Master's degree.

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Program highlights include:

  • Hands-on teaching experience in place-based environmental education and science communication with K-12 students and other audiences
  • Graduate level courses in ecology, place-based education, leadership and science communication
  • Experience in outdoor science school and non-profit operations
  • Community living in a spectacular natural environment 

MOSS values holistic thinking and diverse perspectives. Prospective graduate students with undergraduate degrees and/or relevant experience relating to natural resources, education, liberal arts, natural and social sciences, engineering, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, geography, outdoor recreation, ocean and marine science, environmental studies, and environmental science are encouraged to apply, but our program is inclusive and we thus seek sincere, hardworking, creative applicants from any background.

Teaching Tomorrow's Scientists

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McCall Outdoor Science School

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 888-634-3918

Fax: 866-540-4833



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