Each year, we work closely with community partners, agencies, volunteers and local educators to educate and engage with kids of all ages through hands-on outdoor learning. It is through this programming that we strive to increase knowledge on rural issues, support workforce development, and encourage community and land stewardship. Our Outdoor Education program is evolving and adapting as we grow our organizational capacity, so stay in touch to see what we cook up next!
Hands on the Land
Whether kids are learning how to read maps, navigate a winter landscape on cross country skis, exploring local trails, or learning about our cultural and environmental heritage... one thing is for certain. Our Hands on the Land program is downright fun.
“I know of no other thing I do that teaches my students new skills in places they want to visit again, connects them to our public lands and community members, and provides them with a knowledge of careers that can get them outside; all in one setting. These experiences are invaluable for my students and myself as an educator.”
--Leslie Deschaine, Educator (2017)
Art and Education
What does being a good steward mean to you?
We acknowledge our privilege to live, work and play in the Salmon River region. These are historic homelands of the Agai'Dika people, of the Lemhi Shoshone Tribe and we are learning more about our role in being good stewards to this knowledge, this landscape and cultural history. What does being a good steward mean in this context and what sort of roles do we serve?
We want your input. Grab your kids, your friends and your family. Talk about your relationships with our community, our natural world, our cultural history, our past and our future. What can we do differently, what can we do better? Please, use the form below to provide us with your input. We thank you in advance.
One of the best things about outdoor education is that it overlaps into every aspect of learning, including art. With two awesome community youth art projects under our belts, we are looking forward to the next adventure, whatever that may be!