Cascade Mountain School is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) focused educational program for middle and high school students grounded in ecological and community values. Cascade Mountain School offers students the opportunity to apply scientific and mathematical concepts to real-world issues in an academically rigorous learning environment that is kinesthetic, healthy, and holistic. Cascade Mountain School students develop skills for a changing world in which they must be able to act nimbly, think creatively, and synthesize information.[gdl_gallery title=”cascade-mountain-school” width=”130″ height=”130″ ]
Cascade Mountain School is offering three distinct residential programs for middle and high school students this summer.
- Farm to Table Bike Camp July 7-13 – students will explore Trout Lake, a quiet agricultural valley, by bicycle and get their hands dirty farming while learning about food production and organic agriculture. Afternoons will be dedicated time for recreation, relaxation, and enjoyment. In the evenings, students will create delicious meals from what they have harvested during the day.
- Field Ecology Academy August 4-17 – students will conduct meaningful ecological research while hiking, backpacking, and camping near Mt. Adams. Students will spend time exploring alpine meadows, lakes, and glaciers of Mt. Adams, and collaborating with local scientists on relevant ecological studies. Students will walk away with a full semester’s worth of high school science credit.
- Mt. Hood Science Camp August 18-23 – students will explore the Hood River Valley learning about salmon, climate change, and watersheds, while hiking and camping in beautiful locations.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Cascade Mountain School and Emily Goodwin, CMS Director. Our partnership will allow both organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively in fulfilling our missions”, said Brendan Norman, Mt. Adams Institute Director. Mt. Adams Institute is a Trout Lake, Washington based nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service learning, career development and research.
For more information about Cascade Mountain School and/or to register for summer courses, please visit www.cascademountainschool.org. For more information about the Mt. Adams Institute, please visit www.mtadamsinstitute.com. Click here to support this program.