4TH - 6TH GRADE
A strong focus on science and the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades provides the academic foundation of this Mountain School program. Days are spent hiking on trails that surround the Learning Center. Hands-on educational activities along the trail introduce students to mountain ecosystems and provide an up close look at diverse ecological communities in the North Cascades. The educational experience continues back at the Learning Center in our fully equipped Aquatic and Terrestrial labs. Topics of study may include: wildlife of the North Cascades, biodiversity, food webs, glaciers and geology, watersheds, cultural history, ethnobotany and forest ecology. Students will bond as a group as they work, learn, reflect and play games together in a wilderness classroom.