Across the West mountain snow accumulated at eye popping speeds in February and, in some watersheds, brought below normal snowpacks up well above average!  At SnowSchool this means plenty of fresh snow in the field to fuel student explorations of wild winter snowscapes. It also means that back in the classroom students have interesting current winter phenomena to compare to historical trends.  For example, this month SnowSchool released a new instructional video to help educators engage students via our unique Snowpack Prediction Contest science challenge.  Using live and historical NRCS SNOTEL data we based this fun science challenge on the practices and methods of NRCS snow hydrologists.  Check out the video below and find the curriculum guide on our Science Resources webapge.  Stay tuned for further updates as we work to finish up another amazing season at SnowSchool!

The SnowSchool Weather Station in the Boise National Forest was nearly consumed by a February snowpack 7 feet deep! Photo Tom Black USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station