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SnowSchool deepens kids’ learning

SnowSchool has always been about harnessing the power of snow to connect kids with nature.  In making this dream a reality the program has engaged over 170,000 participants since 2005.   However, one potential problem with a school field trip program like SnowSchool is that while the outdoor experience inherently generates enthusiasm, all too often there […]

Backcountry Scientist project off to a strong start

This winter we are working with Wild Things Unlimited, the Montana Wilderness Association, the Helena National Forest, and Defenders of Wildlife to organize a cadre of volunteer backcountry scientists to help Wild Things Unlimited in their efforts to survey wildlife on the east side of the Continental Divide in Montana. The goal for the project […]

Jim Harris joins WWA’s Ambassador Team

After instructing wilderness mountaineering courses for seven years, Jim was hired for a photo shoot in 2011. Since then, he’s written about and photographed expeditions for National Geographic, Powder, Backpacker, Men’s Journal, and others. He’s found a niche shooting Type II Fun and wilderness trips in places like Mongolia, Bolivia, and Antarctica but loves tromping around his home […]

Dr. Hans-Peter Marshall joins WWA as SnowSchool Ambassador!

“As a scientist, explorer, and outdoor enthusiast, I feel it is important to develop programs like SnowSchool that encourage students to get outside and discover the wonders of the winter environment first-hand.” –Dr. Hans-Peter Marshall If you are reading this blog then chances are you are a winter explorer at heart. And probably more than […]