McCall Outdoor Science School
Whether they are hiking through a state park and observing a sagebrush, canoeing on a glacial lake while collecting water quality data, or building a snow structure with different layers of the snowpack, students in MOSS programs are making connections with one another and the natural world.
McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) K12 programs aim to foster the skills and competencies necessary for people to live well in their social and ecological communities. Graduate Student Field Instructors facilitate learning experiences for youth in MOSS programs and practice using inclusive instructional strategies in their teaching practicum. Through hands-on exploration of the environment and guided inquiry, participants observe and investigate the relationships between biological, physical and social systems around them. Our goal is to help participants develop a sense of place, build scientific literacy, and develop effective communication and collaboration skills. Collaborative learning between graduate students and K12 MOSS participants allows for expansive understanding of social and ecological relationships.
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These 4-5 day programs provide an unforgettable learning experience for 4th through 8th grade public, private, charter and homeschool students. We can customize our programs to meet your specific academic or social development goals. Click to find out more
Adventure Day Camp
Throughout the summer students explore the outdoors, play games, make crafts, hike, swim, and make new friendships. Topics will complement the nature play and summertime adventures that kids love while practicing social and emotional skills.
Background Check Policy
All adults teaching and facilitating our programs have passed background checks. View the University of Idaho Administrators Procedural Manual Protecting Minors section for more information: http://www.uidaho.edu/apm/05/12. We encourage you to consider your school’s protecting minors best practices in regard to the teachers, chaperones and volunteers you recruit to participate in this program.