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She’s off for her school overnight trip! She handled all of her own packing and I am fully confident that means she’ll have at least 95% of the things she really needs. Girlfriend is on top of it! #urchinadventures #montessorikids #overnightfieldtrip #cascademountainschool ...

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I am giving an indigo dye workshop at my studio in Trout Lake for the Mt. Adam’s Institute and Cascade Mountain School on Saturday, October 13 from 1-4:30pm and two spots have become available. 💙
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The registration fee will be 100% donated to these two amazing organizations that strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service and research. 💙
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We will be harvesting indigo from the flower farm, exploring diverse shades of blue, playing with indigo eco prints, creating shibori patterns and dyeing both cotton and silk fibers. 💙
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If you are interested please join us. Link in profile. 💙 #naturaldye #indigo #flowerfarmer #cascademountainschool
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We are excited to announce our new summer camp model that engages kids in outdoor adventures while still being cautious about the COVID-19 pandemic.

At-Home Adventures (A-HA!) brings camp right to your home. Each week, campers receive a themed activity kit coupled with on-line instruction and project sharing with our expert instructors and other campers.

Check out the link in our bio for more info! We anticipate that camps will fill to capacity and recommend that you sign up sooner than later!
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Sense of Place Lecture: The Unusual Mushrooms of Cascadia
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Join Mt. Adams Institute for a free online Sense of Place webinar on, The Unusual Mushrooms of Cascadia, featuring Michael Beug on October 13th, 2021, at 7 p.m.
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#mtadamsinstitute #cccnews #senseofplace #unusual #mushrooms #ecology #nature #fungus #cascadia #columbiagorge #local #honest #news #free #habitat
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Look who's on his way to Outdoor Explorers Camp. Can't wait to see what happens today at #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool ...

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Blue Hour at Mount Adams, The #bluehour is the period of #twilight when the Sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade.
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#mtadamsinstitute #mountainreflections #explorewashstate #pnwonderland #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #wonderfulwashington #wonderfulwashingtonstate #pnwescapes #pnwadventures #pnwadventurers #pnwcrew #pnw_shooters #mtadams #giffordpinchotnationalforest #giffordpinchot #pnwphotographer #pnwphotography #leavenotrace #washingtonphotography #bluehourphotography #klickitatcounty #photography #blue #light #landscapephotography #landscapephotographer #mountains
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Presentation day for my little angels #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool ...

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Third time’s a charm. After two previous attempts, finally summited Mt. Adams this morning. And of course, upon reaching the second highest peak of the Pacific Northwest, waiting for me was a spectacular view of the highest. Fuck you, Mt. Rainier.
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#mtadamssummit #mtadams #mountadams #mtadamsinstitute #mtadamswilderness #mtrainier #mountrainer #summit #cascades #cascadiaexplored #washingtonstate #washingtonexplored #explorewashington #cascadevolcanoes #ringoffire #pnwpeakbaggers #pnw #pnwlife #pnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwwonderland #optoutside #rideordieteam14 #ilookfat
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Mask making with Primitive Skills Camp! #primitiveskills #cascademountainschool #summer #mtadamsinstitute ...

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KCD is sad to be losing the amazing Krystal Hedrick, who has accepted a new position as GIS Mapper with the Weld County Assessor’s Office in Colorado.

She served at KCD over the past year through Mount Adams Institute VetsWork, an AmeriCorps career development program for military veterans who want to work in natural resources management.

As a forest technician, Krystal brought passion to her work on KCD’s North SeaTac Park restoration managing a KCD WCC crew to remove harmful invasive plants and prepare the site for reforestation efforts that will improve the park’s ecosystem making it more resilient and beneficial for local wildlife.

#BestOfLuckToYou #ThankYouForYourService #MtAdamsInstitute #AmeriCorps #Forestry #UrbanForestry #WashingtonConservationCorps
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When working a few hours drive from home with the road crew, clearing forest roads of downed trees and fallen rocks it’s best to just stay the night at work. Especially when work is one of the most beautiful places on this planet. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #giffordpinchotnationalforest #usforestservice #earthpix #discoverearth #zpacksduplex #zpacks #oldgeowthforest #nikonphotographer #nikonphotography #nikoncamera #wildernessculture #keepitwild ...

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FYI mtadamsinstitute ・・・
Mt. Adams Institute is now accepting applications for our 2019 VetsWork program. VetsWork is a paid, veteran-specific career development opportunity for those interested in starting careers in natural resource fields. Participants work with agencies like the U.S. Forest Service and earn a monthly living stipend, educational award, and can access GI Bill monies. Scroll through the photos and check out some of our position descriptions! Contact katie@mtadamsinstitute.org or visit the link in bio for more information. #mtadamsinstitute #VetsWork #veterans #military #internship #publiclands #americorps #naturalresources
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#tbt to the Community Contra Dance we hosted earlier this month in support of our Cascade Mountain School program! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #contradance #community ...

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Got to do some Rangering on one of my favorite parts of this planet this weekend #pct2020 #wildernessranger #wildernessculture #giffordpinchotnationalforest #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute ...

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And that’s a wrap on Outdoor School programs this season! Thank you to all of our instructors and community partners for sharing your knowledge and connection to the land with our local youth. We’re looking forward to more Outdoor School programs in the fall!

#mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #education #stem #science #curious #nature #explore #community #environment #thisland
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We are so fortunate to have Chris working on our team! Happy Veterans Week to Chris and all our veterans for their service. #Repost mtadamsinstitute : Meet Chris Sutherland, Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Chris is a VetsWork Intern serving as a Field Technician for the estuarypartnership

Thank you for your continued service Chris!

#MtAdamsInstitute #VetsWork #AmeriCorpsWorks #Service #VeteransDay
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#throwbackthursday to Cascade Mountain School's 2016 Nature Art Camp! This year, CMS is offering a similar camp called Recycled Art where students will work with recycled and repurposed material to make beautiful works of art! This camp will inspire artistic spirit while gaining an appreciation for the things we throw away. Students will get the opportunity to feel like real artists in a local Trout Lake art studio as they create their magical masterpieces. Registration is open at cascademountainschool.org! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #recycledart #summercamp #registernow #tbt ...

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This weeks #TBT is from the 2014 Cascade Mountain School, Science of Stewardship program. High school students backpacked through the Mt. Hood National Forest while conducting meaningful ecological research. The Cascade Mountain School offers a variety of summer camps that give participants the chance to learn new skills, make lifelong friends, and become more connected to themselves and the natural world. Registration for the 2017 season is open! Go to: cascademountainschool.org for more information! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #summercamps #mthood #science #stewardship ...

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Join Mt. Adams Institute for the last virtual Sense of Place event of the season, Pikas Under Fire: American Pika Ecology and Behavior in a Time of Global Change, April 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. on Zoom featuring Dr. Johanna Varner.
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#pika #columbiagorge #wildlife #conservation #education #ecology #globalchange #wildfire #mtadamsinstitute #drvarner #pikachu #climatechange #hoodgorge #thedalles #wasco #hoodriver #mthood #forest #animal
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As we get excited for Cascade Mountain School's September Mushroom Community Workshop, here's a #TBT photo of successful foraging from a 2015 VetsWork mushroom hike! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #mushrooms #forage #community ...

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Last week marked the end of our Mountain to Valley summer camp! For two weeks, students conducted meaningful ecological research while farming, backpacking, mountaineering, and camping. We hope that they left connected to themselves, with new skills and friends, and inspiration to become positive leaders and change makers in our world! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #mountaintovalley #mtadams #troutlakevalley #highschoolcamp #science #stewardship ...

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This is a happy post as well as a sad/ pissed off post. On the good side I summited Mt Adams again today. I’ll be up here all weekend working as a wilderness climbing ranger. We will summit again tomorrow checking people for permits to be up here and to make sure they are aware of leave no trace, dangers on the mountain and that they are having a safe and fun climb. The sad part is many people will leave things on the mountain that will remain here until it is cleaned up by another human. Usually a ranger. And this includes shit. Yes when you take a shit in an alpine zone it will remain and cannot decompose due to the climate up here. So we have to bag up the shit of careless people and put it in our packs and pack it out. As much as that sucks I am happy to do this to keep this a clean natural wilderness area for everyone to enjoy. Bottom line if you are in a wilderness area leave no trace! If you bring it in it goes out with you as well. The forest service even provides wag bags at the trailhead #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #mtadams #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #wildernessculture #leavenottace ...

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Day 1 of deck and wheelchair ramp rebuild for the Mt Adams institute bunk house. Austin in the picture is a former Vetswork alumni that has been working with the US Forest Service for over 3 years now. Both of us are also US Marines. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #constructionworkers #usmarinescorps #teamwork ...

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This season is coming to an end here for the Mt Adams wilderness crew. I am so thankful to have served with each of these amazing people who took me under their wings and taught me how to be a wilderness ranger. The things i experienced will forever make me a better person and a better outdoorsman. And the friendships made will last a lifetime. This wilderness ranger crew makes a massive impact on preserving the designated wilderness areas within the Gifford Pinchot and these last completely wild lands would be lost if not for the hard work and long hours dedicated by these fine humans. Thank you for this life changing experience that I will be forever grateful for! #mtadamsinstitute #americorps #vetswork #wildernessranger #wildernessculture #mountainlife ...

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Check out the link in bio for important updates on Cascade Mountain School summer camps. Registration is still open! May 15th is our decision date for how we will move forward with camps. We’ll let the latest guidance from the state of WA inform that decision. If camps are cancelled, you will receive a refund.

We are piloting two FREE virtual camps for the first ten people who sign-up! Again, check out the link in bio for the full update.

#mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #summercamp
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Took down the signs in front of the ranger station today to do some rehab work on them and put on a new coat of paint. #usfs #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #troutlakerangerstation #troutlake #mountaintown #mtadams #signwork #nationalforests ...

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When asked why it is important to protect natural resources, VetsWork Intern Amanda Williams said "I feel I have an obligation to help educate and protect public lands and the natural resources at our disposal, both to help keep it clean and make sure it will be here for future generations to enjoy."

We need more people like you, Amanda! Thank you for your continued service to our nation.

PS: This is the oldest working chairlift in North America!

#MtAdamsInstitute #VetsWork #AmeriCorpsWorks #Cordova #Alaska
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Last year, our scholarship supporters gave several local kids the chance to get out in nature and discover their inner “wild scientist”. We think we’ve found a way to DOUBLE that impact on #GivingTuesday this year - stay tuned! mtadamsinstitute.org/donate #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #scholarships #nature #tbt ...

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Today I got to go to a local school to help teach 1st graders about wildfire safety and awareness. This is me putting on the Smokey the Bear suit. #usfs #wildfiresafety #smokeythebear #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #usforestservice #nationalforest #giffordpinchotnationalforest ...

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Our donors make everything we do to connect people with nature possible. We were so moved by the transformations we saw in scholarship kids this summer, we are dedicating every dollar that comes in on 11/28, this #GivingTuesday, to scholarships for local kids to get outdoors at science camps this season! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #backpacking #mtadams ...

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Less than two weeks until the next Sense of Place lecture! Join Dr. Richard Iverson on December 8th to learn about debris flows from two volcanoes right in our backyards: Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood!

To register follow the link in our bio!

#MtAdamsInstitute #SenseofPlace #MtAdams #MtHood #Volcanoes
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#GivingTuesday is next week and we have some great news. . . Our board is going to DOUBLE the donations we receive with a Matching Gift Challenge! So mark your calendar and double your impact for Cascade Mountain School scholarships! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #getkidsoutside #connecttonature ...

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Our MacGyver camp wrapped up this week with an awesome day of building Mason bee habitats! #cascademountainschool #mtadamsinstitute #macgyver #nature #engineering #STEM #environmental #science #summercamp ...

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Repost from mtadamsinstitute using RepostRegramApp - Our VetsWork members crushed it at our service project with Sandy River Watershed Council! 💪🏻 We spent the day prepping native turtle habitat enclosures and mulching close to 1,000 native trees to help them grow this spring!

#mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #serviceproject #volunteer #pnw #sandyriver
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Do you remember the first time you connected to the natural world or had an awesome experience at summer camp? Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday and we are dedicating all donations to scholarships for our CMS outdoor programs. Consider supporting us and provide an opportunity for a local kid to experience nature! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool . mtadamsinstitute.org/donate ...

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