Brooke Guess - McCall Outdoor Science School | University of Idaho
Director, Outdoor Education and Retreats and Rentals Camp Fire First Texas, Camp El Tesoro. Granbury, Texas.
Favorite thing you like about your work:
I absolutely love being able to connect students from the city with nature. A lot of times, these kids have never been outside the playground at school; they don’t know what it's like to dig in the dirt, to climb a tree, or even see squirrels. They come to camp and are in shock at how amazing nature can be! Many students leave with a new outlook on life and my hope is they take their new found love and knowledge of nature back to their schools and communities.
Based on your own experience, what did you get out of your time at MOSS and why would you recommend it to someone else?
MOSS was the most inspiring and most rewarding educational experience I could have done. McCall is a magical place that allowed me to really get in touch with the outdoors and why I want to teach environmental education. I made lasting friendships that I will always hold close and was able to find my dream job based on the experiences I had at MOSS and beyond. It opened my eyes to how different a masters program can be outside of learning and sitting in a classroom. . I will keep coming back to McCall and visiting MOSS for as long as I can.