Course Descriptions

Outdoor Leadership

YLA-OL2-2015
This 8-day course seeks to jumpstart students’ lifelong engagement with nature, stewardship, and the outdoors. Students, grades 9th-12th, will canoe camping and/or backpacking on these service expeditions in the North Cascades. Students gain strong foundations in outdoor skills, leadership, and natural history, along with completing hands-on stewardship activities including caring for public lands and field science projects.

*Students must be 9th-12th grade as of June 1, 2018

    • Trips run from July 5-12, and August 14-21, 2018
    • 9th-12th grade students
    • Six courses per summer
    • 9-10 students per trip
    • Backpacking and/or canoe camping
    • Leadership and public speaking skills
    • Hands-on service projects
    • Explore and learn about the North Cascades wilderness
    • Community building and communication skills
    • Culminating presentations to youth and adults
    • Students earn 15+ community service hours 

Science and Sustainability

YLA-SS2-2015
This 12-day long backpacking and/or canoe camping field expedition connects 10th-12th grade students to the natural world while giving them the knowledge and skills to understand how Climate Change is affecting the North Cascades. Outdoor skills, leadership opportunities, public speaking practice, hands-on field science, and stewardship work provide students the confidence and knowledge to be public land stewards during and after their trip.

 *Students must be in 10th-12th grade as of June 1, 2018

    • Trips run from July 23-August 3 2018 
    • 10th-12th grade students
    • 3 courses per summer
    • 9-10 students per trip
    • Backpacking and/or canoe camping and hiking
    • Ecology, geology, and climate science
    • Hands-on field science and stewardship
    • Leadership and public speaking skills
    • Sustainability practices that translate to home communities
    • Culminating presentations 
    • 15-20 community service hours

 


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