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Taylor Wilderness Research Station

HC 83 Box 8070
Cascade, ID 83611
educational moment at taylor wilderness research station


Taylor Wilderness Research Station offers a variety of educational opportunities that provide a transformative wilderness experience for students of all ages.

Semester in The Wild

Students who love the outdoors, want a hands-on education and have an aptitude for natural science are invited to submit an application for the Semester in the Wild program offered at Taylor Wilderness Research Station. This intensive field-based curriculum provides an outstanding opportunity to take classes in some of the most compelling ecosystems and inspiring landscapes of the Rocky Mountains.

Summer Internship

The Taylor Wilderness Research Station Summer Internship is a 10-week program designed to give students hands-on experience in a wide range of natural resources research and management field techniques. Funded by the Ralph M. Bleak Endowment & the DeVlieg Foundation, interns benefit from the wilderness facilities, outdoor classrooms, and hands-on, experiential learning opportunities during their summer at Taylor. Students are offered unique opportunities to interact and participate in ongoing research projects. Students may apply online.

Visiting Professionals Workshops

Visiting professionals provide a diversity of field-oriented experiences for students working with natural resource professionals at Taylor. Introducing professionals, university faculty, agency scientists and educators to the field station stimulates interested in developing future research and educational activities at the site.

McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Field Instructor Training Expedition

MOSS graduate students receive the opportunity to experience Taylor during the third week of their program orientation. Through a gift from the DeVlieg Foundation, these students are able to experience wilderness education first-hand in the pristine Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area.

Experiencing Taylor

Students develop knowledge and promote an understanding of wilderness ecosystems through programs of research, education and management in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Here's how you can experience Taylor Wilderness Research Station:

  • Apply for one of our undergraduate internship or scholarship opportunities 
  • Participate in a graduate assistantship
  • Sign up your student club for a project 
  • Teach or sign up for a workshop or field class
  • Volunteer!