Nothing teaches the lessons of the natural world like … the natural world.
Gearing up for another summer of outdoors fun and instruction, the Cascade Mountain School is offering two informational sessions for prospective students, on …
- Monday, April 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the White Salmon Public Library, 77 NE Wauna Ave.
- Wednesday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hood River Public Library, 502 State St.
Based in Trout Lake, Wash., the school engages students in activity — hiking, biking, rafting and camping — and inquiry, into such subjects as glaciology, wildflife biology, small-scale farming and outdoors survival.
The program, which offers academic credit, aims to engage students 6 to 18 years old. For the first time this year, it will offer a 15-week semester geared toward 11th and 12th grade students and graduates taking a “gap year” before entering college.
On top of five core courses, students will climb Mt. Adams, fish on the Yakama nation and work with farmers in the Trout Lake Valley.
Students are exposed to people, places and experiences they won’t get in a traditional school setting, which broadens their horizons and helps them build resilience and connect with the outdoors,” said school founder and director Emily Goodwin, in a media release.
Registration is now occurring for camps that serve a variety of age groups, beginning June 26. To learn more, visit the Cascade Mountain School web site.