Strap on a pair of snowshoes to transform your classroom into a novel educational opportunity! SOLE has partnered with the Winter Wildlands Alliance to bring their SnowSchool program to North Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Western Montana! During this intentional place-based experiential education program allows 4th – 12th grade students to explore our winter landscape on snowshoes to make sound academic connections related to snow-science and winter ecology.
The onset of winter each year brings a unique opportunity for youth to be immersed in a unique natural learning environment, through our SnowSchool Experience SM program. SOLE administrators work with educators and youth leaders to address specific learning objectives to ensure that their program reaches beyond the norm. Simply put, our SnowSchool Experience SM programming is not your average, run-of-the-mill outdoor education program, it’s grounded on evidence-based methods and a rich place-based experiential education curriculum. This foundation fosters an opportunity to create meaningful connections for learners resulting in a relevant educational experience for youth and educators alike.
If you are a school we strongly recommend that you also register for an on-campus “pre” and “post” facilitated by SOLE Field Instructors. This will ensure that your students are prepared and equipped for their SnowSchool Experience SM and lesson objectives are fully met. In addition, if you work with a younger population our SnowSchool Experience SM program can be custom-tailored for your campus or at one of our field campuses. In short, educators and youth group leaders can rely on our stand-alone SnowSchool Experience SM curriculum or work with our team to align programming to target specific learning objectives, including alignment to Common Core, State, National, and Next Generation Science Standards. This, in turn, ensures that our curriculum meets the rigors necessary for 21st Century learners – and does so in an exciting and purposeful manner!
Upcoming SnowSchool Experiences SM :
Dates: December – April. Specific days and times available upon registration!
Times: 9:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, ID | Lookout Pass Ski Area, Mullan, ID | Flatiron Mountain, MT
Ages: 4th-12th Grade. Can be custom-tailored for those younger!
Cost: See below. Facilitated “on campus” pre & post-lessons strongly recommended.
- On-Campus Per 1/2 Day (up to 3 hours) – SOLE Member $5.00; Non-Member $10.00. 8 participant minimum. Discounts given for larger groups.
- Off-Campus Per 1/2 Day (up to 3 hours) - SOLE Member $10.00; Non-Member $15.00. 4 participant minimum. Discounts given for larger groups.
- Off-Campus Per Day (up to 6 hours) – SOLE Member $18.00; Non-Member $23.00. 4 participant minimum. Discounts given for larger groups.
Partial and FULL scholarships also available! Based on eligibility and available grant funding. Contact us for details!
Check out all of our upcoming course offerings here or contact us to design your own!