School Programs

Mountain School is an overnight residential education program serving diverse schools and connecting students to the natural world. Based at the Environmental Learning Center, students engage in the environment first-hand through interdisciplinary activities in science, math, art, social studies and conservation. Mt. Baker Snow School is a day-long outdoor winter learning adventure combining applied science education with snowshoe-powered exploration at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.


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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