Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS)
In the spirit of adventure, excitement, and curiosity, MOSS summer camps give your child theopportunity to play and learn outdoors. MOSS camps are run by experienced and knowledgable staff who excel at stimulating children’s natural curiosity. We believe that inspiring a love for nature helps kids become aware of, and care for, the amazing environment in which we live.
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Fun and learning guaranteed!
SCHOLARSHIP FUND NEWS
MOSS has recently received a generous challenge grant from the Kendeda Fund that matches contributions to our scholarship fund 1 for 1. Moss offers full scholarships and reduced rates to children from limited means who would benefit from our summer outdoor science camps.
For $30-45 you can provide a day of outdoor science exploration to a deserving, enthusiastic, and open-minded child! $150 will give the gift of a week they will always remember (unless they are 5, in which case it will be more of a life-long tendency to feel happy and comfortable when outdoors in nature...:)
You may donate to the scholarship fund by clicking on the "Donate Now" button on the upper or lower right side of your screen. Again, for every dollar you give, Kendeda will donate a dollar. MOSS is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. Thank you!
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NEW FOR 2016!
Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) has partnered with the Winter Wildlands Alliance to become a SnowSchool Site. This partnership will help us create memorable winter adventures that combine hands-on science education with outdoor exploration, a priority of the MOSS mission. In addition to getting kids outside in a fun and safe atmosphere, the SnowSchool curriculum aligns with state specific and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS); Experientially complimenting what students are already learning at school and built to grow with them! Said best by SnowSchool’s Kerry McClay, “The program aims to inspire a lifelong interest in exploring the wonders of our winter wildlands.”
How can you get involved?
1. In-School Programming: SnowSchool is currently available to all grade levels! Teachers, Parent Associations, and Home School groups can contact MOSS to schedule a SnowSchool experience for 2016.
2. School’s Out & Community Programs: SnowSchool curriculum will be a large part of our Spring Break program, Winter and Beyond: Water, Ice and Snow, at the Museum of the Rockies. Registration begins soon! Begining January 10, 2016 MOSS will also offer Winter Walks for families!
3. Summer Camps: SnowSchool curriculum is even applicable in the summer! Snowpack provides us with 80% of the annual water supply, and therefore is an essential component of our watershed. Summer camp registration will begin in February, 2016.
Montana Outdoor Science School's mission is to inspire curiosity, understanding and awareness of nature through quality educational experiences. We engage people through exploration and learning, and prepare students to care for this extraordinary place we call home.
Volunteer with MOSS!
Looking for a chance to get involved with children in the outdoors? Have skills you'd like to put to work to help further outdoor education & science learning in our community? Contact us - we'd love to have your help!