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 powerful snowstorms, wandering through towering pines, analyzing oscillating drought and abundance trends, following mysterious animal tracks, and by digging in to the mountain snowpack. They have learned in this way because of the leadership of educators across the country and because of support from people like you who believe in the importance of outdoor experiences. Let’s get together and keep it going! February 3rd – 11th is SnowSchool support week and there are several ways to get involved:
- Donate directly to SnowSchool between February 3rd – 11th and you’ll be entered to winter a new pair of snowshoes!
- Attend the SnowBall in Boulder CO on Thursday February 8th! The Winter Wildlands Alliance SnowBall is a semiformal ski bum gala. The SnowBall celebrates connecting kids nationwide with winter ecology through Winter Wildlands Alliance National SnowSchool Program. This is a party with semiformal costume flare- think ski bum meets prom date! Gather with powder-loving friends for a Saturday night of high-energy bluegrass music from WoodBelly, dancing, revelry and outdoor gear prizes!
- Attend the SnowBall in Boise ID on Saturday February 10th: Same fun winter themed party as described above, but happening in Boise and featuring local band Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers and hosted by local legend Yeti on the Mic.
- Check out the work of Winter Wildlands Alliance featured winter artist – Nick Kiriazis. A former SnowSchool educator and science teacher, Nick is currently focusing on photography and his amazing hand-carved wooden maps. Twenty percent of proceeds from artwork like his amazing Lake Tahoe map will go to SnowSchool!
- Saturday February 3rd: Attend Snow-ga (Snow Yoga) at Bogus Basin with Brittany Jones and Edna Vizgirdas
- Become a WWA member!
- Volunteer for SnowSchool!
About Winter Wildlands Alliance National SnowSchool Program
SnowSchool introduces kids to the joy of exploring our nation’s winter wildlands. A growing national education program, SnowSchool annually engages over 33,000 participants across 65 sites. Each winter, in 16 states along the US snow-belt, K-12 students and teachers venture out on snowshoes as part of a fun and educational science-based field trip. Over 50% of participants are underserved and a majority are first time snowshoers! WWA works year-round with organizational partners nationwide to establish new SnowSchool sites each year and help bring this important experience to the communities and students that need it most.
Questions? Contact Kerry McClay at email@example.com or visit www.snowschool.org