School Programs

Based on input from our partners in regional school districts, North Cascades Institute has cancelled the Spring 2021 season of Mountain School but we hope to resume in Fall 2021. Unfortunately, Snow School and Forest School are cancelled through 2021. Please contact us 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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    Gathering young people furthest from opportunity in Blaine, Mount Baker, and Bellingham school districts to learn about the natural world


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