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McCall Outdoor Science School
toll free: (888) 634-3918
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P.O. Box 1025
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638
McCall Idaho Payette Lake morning

Summer Institute

The University of Idaho's award winning McCall Outdoor Science School is seeking teachers to participate in our Summer Teacher Institute.  We will be exploring topics related to water resources, climate change and biofuels. You will be steeped in the pedagogy of problem-based learning, using technology and the outdoor environment.  Engage with climate scientists, learn how researchers are investigating the feasibility of turning wood waste into jet fuel, and participate in hands-on activities that you can bring to your own classroom. 

This curriculum will be geared towards middle and high school teachers, though all grade levels are welcome. Please contact Dr. Karla Eitel if you have questions. 

Date and Time: June 16 - 20, 2014
Optional pre-workshop training in water quality monitoring methods with IdaH2O. $15 per participant. For more information visit

Location: McCall Outdoor Science School, University of Idaho McCall Field Campus


  • Receive a $400 stipend
  • Earn up to 3 Professional Development Credits
  • Spend four days on beautiful Payette Lake
  • Discover strategies for incorporating problem-based learning, technology, climate change and biofuels into your curriculum to meet NGSS and Common Core requirements

The workshop is full for 2014, please contact Dr. Karla Eitel if you would like to be added to the wait list.