MT. BAKER SKI AREA MAIN OPERATIONS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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Mt. Baker SnowSchool Program

Applied Science In the Winter Environment
In cooperation with Mt. Baker Ski Area, North Cascades Institute and Northwest Avalanche Center


ALL SCHOOLS WELCOME

For More Information

Contact Codi Hamblin
North Cascades Institute Program Outreach Coordinator
360-854-2598
[email protected]

Mt. Baker SnowSchool combines hands-on science education with snowshoe powered exploration
for grades 6 - 12 at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

AT MT. BAKER SNOWSCHOOL, WE:

  • Introduce students to the winter mountain environment
  • Engage students in hands-on, outdoor science learning
    that connects to classroom curricula
  • Encourage active/healthy lifestyles via winter recreation
  • Foster a sense of place and connection to community
  • Serve students from all backgrounds in our community

PROGRAMS FOCUS ON:

  • Snow Science
  • Winter Ecology & Natural & Cultural History
  • Watershed Education: Baker to Bellingham
  • Mountain Leadership & Mountain Safety
  • Winter Recreation

ABOUT SNOWSCHOOL SESSIONS

NWAC instructor Shane does a compression test to explain avalanche triggers (natural vs. human).

DAY 1 : CLASSROOM SESSION

A SnowSchool instructor will visit your class at your school and provide an introduction to snow science and help prepare your students for their field session.

DAY 2 : FIELD SESSION

Students visit the Mt. Baker Ski Area and work together in small teams to carry out a field investigation
surrounding the current snow and weather conditions.
Classroom visits are approximately 45 minutes & are scheduled the Monday or Tuesday before your field session. Sessions are available on a first come, first served basis. Approximately 45 students can be accommodated in each field session. Cost for the program is $10 per student.

2017 SNOWSCHOOL FIELD SESSION DATES

THURSDAYS FRIDAYS
JAN 12 JAN 13
JAN 19 JAN 20
JAN 26 JAN 27
FEB 2 FEB 3
FEB 16 FEB 17
MAR 2 MAR 3
MAR 9 MAR 10
MAR 16 MAR 17

---- Indicates Session Full

For More Information

Contact Codi Hamblin
North Cascades Institute Program Outreach Coordinator
360-854-2598 // [email protected]

North Cascades Institute Website

SnowSchool Internship Opportunities