Entries by Kerry McClay

Field Update: Central Idaho Gets SnowSchooled!

Winter in central Idaho was a bit slow to arrive this year.  A strong La Nina pattern sent its polar jet stream with cold temperatures and precipitation in abundance to Montana and Idaho’s Panhandle.  Meanwhile, the mountains to the south waited in earnest…

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SnowBall for SnowSchool Galvanizes Education, Recreation and Science Communities

As part of our annual SnowSchool Support Week WWA threw two SnowBall benefit concerts in Boulder CO and Boise ID in Feburary.  These winter themed galas included bluegrass music, dancing, libations, ski-flare costumes, Arctic Theater Royale, and many awesome raffle/auction items!  Not only did these fundraisers support our work of getting thousands of underserved kids across the […]


SnowSchool Volunteer Turned Artist Gives Back

“I learned a lot about myself and my leadership style. But most importantly the people I met have inspired me to go on and continue to do great things with my life.” – Artist and former SnowSchool educator Nick Kiriazis After graduating college with a degree in biology Nick Kiriazis took some time to ponder […]

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SnowSchool Support Week: February 3rd – 11th

The SnowSchool season is in full swing!  For over a decade we have joined together as a community of outdoor enthusiasts to create for students an experience of immersion in the wilds of winter and in the very forces that shape life on our planet.  Through this program students have learned about the nature of their own communities by braving […]


SnowSchool Field Report! December 14th 2017

By Kerry McClay While its still technically the “pre-season”, many SnowSchool sites are working hard to train leaders for the coming winter.  This is especially true at sites that rely heavily on volunteer educators, such as Discover Your Forest in Bend OR.  This past week I headed over to Mt Bachelor (the site of DYF’s […]