McCall Outdoor Science School Offers Winter Environmental Education to Idaho Teachers

Wednesday, December 1 2010

By Sue McMurray
MCCALL, Idaho – The McCall Outdoor Science School is offering a winter science institute focusing on climate and water research in Idaho. The institute is open to Idaho teachers and will be held at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus in McCall Feb. 25-27.

Teachers will spend a long weekend on Payette Lake to explore climate and water research topics alongside university scientists. The program is designed to help Idaho school teachers integrate climate and water research into their curriculum.

“MOSS will give teachers opportunities to explore Idaho’s back country, conduct real research, make connections and develop ideas for new curriculum,” said Steven Hollenhorst, MOSS director. “This experience also may enhance their teaching skills.”

Teacher institute participants will receive a $100 travel stipend. Space is limited to 30 participants; pre-registration is required by contacting MOSS at (208) 634-3918 or e-mail University of Idaho credit is available at additional cost.

The National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program and Ponderosa State Park collaboratively support these and other MOSS programs.
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation classification for high research activity. The student population of 12,302 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, the 2009 Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl champions. For more information, visit

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit