Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS)


 Summer Camps in Full Swing!

3 - 5 grade: "Aqua Adventures" Camp just had one spot open: August 10-14. Call to register!

We are outside... and loving it!

In the spirit of adventure, excitement, and curiosity, MOSS summer camps give your child the opportunity to play and learn outdoors! MOSS camps are facilitated by experienced and excited leaders who excel at stimulating children’s natural curiosity. We believe that fostering a love for nature helps kids become aware of and care for the amazing environment in which we live.

View the 2015 Summer Camp Catalog

Click here to register - only a few spaces left!


Master Naturalist

FALL: September 3 - November 19, 2015

Do you love getting out, and want to take your learning to the next level? Are you curious which bird makes that spectacular trill, why indian paint brush comes in so many colors, which shrub is which, how bedrocks influences the plants that can grow? Do you have kids or grandkids, and want to be able to share more about this incredible place we call home? If so, and if you want to spend time with like-minded people hungry to have fun and learn more, MOSS' Master Naturalist program is for you.

Offered in partnership with the Montana Natural History Center, MOSS' program includes presentations by many local experts. Classes run 5-8pm on Thursdays, from September 3 through November 19, with three Saturday field trips. To learn more, visit MOSS Adult Programs: Master Naturalist & Outdoor Science Skills

To register, contact Sarah:


Wild Game Night - A Celebration of MOSS! 

Save The Date:

Saturday, November 7, 2015

After an incredible turn out for our initial Wild Game Night last fall, we look forward to celebrating MOSS - and all the people who have helped make it such a vibrant asset in our community - again this fall! 


Steve Eshbaugh

Since 2010, Executive Director Steve Eshbaugh has led MOSS with dedication, vast knowledge, and a fantastic sense of humor. Together with staff, volunteers, partners and donors, Steve helped Montana Outdoor Science School more than double the number of camps offered and more than triple our time in local schools. Steve recently decided that it is time for a new challenge, and celebrated his last formal day with MOSS on June 19th.

Steve chose a good time for a leadership transition at MOSS: our summer program staff is experienced and full of energy, our board is strong, and a recent strategic retreat gave both staff and board a chance to consider the opportunities that lie ahead. I am confident that the next two decades at MOSS will build from the incredible skill and passion of all who have served this important organization.

An executive search is underway. During the transition, Kate Burnaby Wright has stepped off the board to serve as Interim Director. I encourage you to contact her, or anyone from our staff or board, if you have questions. 

With deep thanks to Steve and our entire MOSS community,
Thank you for your support!

Kristy Michael
Board President, MOSS


MOSS Executive Director Job Announcement


 Montana Outdoor Science School's mission is to promote an awareness, understanding and appreciation of the natural world through quality educational experiences.