After an amazing winter and spring full of outdoor explorations, the SnowSchool season is a wrap! And although we are already planning for the coming winter, we put together this season-end report to update everyone on all the SnowSchool development made possible by the hard work of educators nationwide and ongoing community support.
Program Scope and Impact
As we do at the end of every SnowSchool season, we’ve completed our survey of SnowSchool sites to measure how many participants came through the program this winter. We estimate that SnowSchool engaged approximately 35,000 participants across 70 active sites, with 52% of the students qualifying as underserved and 67% of the kids never having been on snowshoes before! Additionally, SnowSchool engaged thousands of adult chaperones, parents, K-12 teachers and volunteer educators this winter. Two SnowSchool students had this to say about their experience:
“Dear SnowSchool- Thank you for helping us learn about snow and a ton of other things. My favorite part was the belly-slide, that was so much fun! I also really like learning about the igloo and how we go to go inside. Over all you really made it a lot of fun. Love, Genesee (4th Grade)
“Dear SnowSchool Instructors- Thank you for taking us snowshoeing! It was awesome. To told my parents all about it and they loved hearing about it. (I think they were jealous I got to b in the snow and they had to work). I want to take my family up to SnowSchool one day, it will be awesome. I hope I see yo there. Thanks you- Derrick. (5th Grade)