SnowSchool sites are literally all over the map! You’ll find SnowSchool sites in national forests, at Nordic ski areas, regional parks, nature centers and preserves, colleges, universities, and in some of the nation’s most spectacular national parks. SnowSchool sites are run by professional educators, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service rangers and interpreters, volunteers, interns and college students. SnowSchool sites are as diverse as the energetic, creative, and talented people who run their programs.
Winter Discovery (Tahoe XC and Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships), Tahoe City CA: Ashley Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
SnowSchool has long been a bridge for students to connect snow science and winter recreation. This year, thanks to a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) SnowEx program, we’re excited to add a citizen science element that will give our students a role in helping scientists do the important work of measuring and monitoring the snowpack.
The bell is ringing for the new school year. And we’re gearing up for another season of SnowSchool, our program that takes the classroom outside in the middle of winter to teach kids about snow with a science-based, experiential curriculum.
We have big things in store for this year’s program—including a partnership with NASA to turn our students into citizen scientists! (Stay tuned for more information on that big news.)
To get our brains back in shape, here’s a bit of snow trivia that may come in handy at some point on a long, flat stretch of skin track this winter.
As teachers and students across the country prepare to head back to the classroom this month, we’re also getting ready for the next season of SnowSchool. We’re especially excited to bring a new and expanded version of SnowSchool to school districts like the Basin School District in rural Idaho.