Mt. Baker Snow School 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 Abby Sussman
North Cascades Institute Program Outreach Coordinator
360-854-2598
abby_sussman@ncascades.org

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

AT MT. BAKER SNOW SCHOOL, 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 SNOW SCHOOL SESSIONS

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

DAY 1 : CLASSROOM SESSION

A Snow School 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.

2019 SNOW SCHOOL FIELD SESSION DATES

THURSDAYS FRIDAYS
JAN 17 JAN 18
JAN 24 JAN 25
JAN 31 FEB 1
FEB 14 FEB 15
FEB 21 FEB 22
FEB 28 MAR 1
MAR 7 MAR 8
MAR 14 MAR 15
MAR 21 MAR 22

---- Indicates Session Full

For More Information

Contact Codi Hamblin
North Cascades Institute Program Outreach Coordinator
360-854-2598 // codi_hamblin@ncascades.org

North Cascades Institute Website

Snow School Internship Opportunities