School Programs

North Cascades Institute has cancelled the Fall 2020 seasons of Mountain School and Forest School and the Environmental Learning Center is closed through the end of September. Please contact our Schools Program Manager with any questions. We are be providing ongoing updates at


Students! Parents! Teachers! During this time of school closures and stay-at-home guidelines, North Cascades Institute is sharing lessons and activities from our talented Mountain School instructors. We hope these will inspire students of all ages to continue to learn about the natural world and discover new connections to the outdoors from home.

Explore resources and let us bring Mountain School to your home!

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    Forest School

    Students use inquiry, observation, and reflection to investigate themes of habitats, adaptations and interdependence.

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    Mountain School

    A focus on science and the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades guides our environmental education program for schools

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    Mt. Baker Snow School

    Combining hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered exploration for middle school students at the Mt. Baker Ski Area

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