SnowSchool introduces kids to the joy of exploring our nation’s winter wildlands. A growing national education program of Winter Wildlands Alliance, 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. Please explore the menu above to find out how to get involved. Questions? Contact Kerry McClay- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Join us in Boise the last weekend of October for the Wild Weekend, a gathering that will equip you with knowledge and tools, connect you to a network of fellow outdoor enthusiasts and advocates for public lands, and fuel your excitement for the upcoming winter. Wild Weekend encompasses three keystone events: the Grassroots Advocacy Conference featuring keynote speaker James Edward Mills, Backcountry Film Festival World Premiere, and SnowSchool SnowBall. There will be speakers, ski movies, dancing, adventures, panels, and so much more.
To help SnowSchool educators prepare for teaching so many diverse students we annually provide on-snow field workshops and regional training opportunities. And this year we’ve broadened these efforts...
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...