Volunteer Opportunity at McCall Outdoor Science School

Thursday, September 10 2009

MOSCOW — A weekend of volunteer service at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus is open to the public Friday through Sunday, Sept. 25-27.

Volunteers will help prepare field campus for winter operation. Projects include painting, chinking, trail building, weather stripping and firewood cutting.

Vans will leave the University of Idaho Moscow campus at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and return by 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. People arriving at the McCall Field Campus from other locations on Friday should meet in the dining hall at 7 p.m. for dinner.

The event is free to University of Idaho students. For other participants, the university's Department of Conservation Social Sciences suggests a contribution of $77 to cover two nights’ lodging, dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Room rental is available at the facility for families of up to six people for $60 per night, plus $32 per person for meals served during the event.

If interested, R.S.V.P. by Sept. 24 to Steve Hollenhorst at (208) 885-7911 or stevenh@uidaho.edu.


About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education 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 ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 130 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.

Media Contact: Sue McMurray, College of Natural Resources, (208) 885-6673, suem@uidaho.edu; Steven Hollenhorst, Department of Conservation Social Sciences, (208) 885-7911; stevenh@uidaho.edu.