SOLE Kicks Off Its 10 Year Anniversary!
Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE) empowers youth to explore, achieve, and lead outdoors. Since the summer of 2012, Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education or “SOLE”
SOLE Experience Series: A summer of exploration with budding scientists!
Do you remember playing with sticks and mud? Or how about making rock towers, sandcastles and digging holes for no apparent reason at your local
SOLE Leave No Trace Series: Minimize Campfire Impact
As a Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics partner, SOLE prides itself on integrating Leave No Trace curriculum when teaching outdoor living and travel
Exploring & learning in our winter wildlands.
Admit it. As we entered adulthood, snow began to develop as an inconvenience to daily adulting instead of the magical substance of childhood. During my
SOLE COVID-19 Response
One of our goals at SOLE is to mitigate any risk our participants could experience. As such, we are continuing to closely monitoring the continued community impacts of COVID-19, and will refresh updates here. If
Do you have a “lichen” for learning?
Foliose Lichen Leaf-like. This type of lichen often has a “top-side” and “bottom-side” to these lichens. Think of something that looks like good-ole leaf lettuce. Fruticose Lichen Shrub or hair-like. Common examples in North Idaho
SOLE’s Newest Arrival
Leslie Kiebert SOLE Intern | Field Instructor
Coming soon….A Mountain Field Campus for Local Youth
High 5 Grant brings SOLE one step closer to providing an enclosed and permanent location from which to educate and empower underserved rural youth through the transformational experiential and outdoor education programs it provides. June
One Step Further…
As we take a look at our summer experiences thus far, we are excited to share some of the strides our Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) LEAD Experience students have made! For the past two years, SOLE
SOLE’s Youth Advocate Making a Difference
What was your favorite part of SOLE’s SnowSchool Experience program? Working with kids was definitely my favorite part of SOLE’s SnowSchool Experience program. Coming from a family that is so passionate about the outdoors, it’s
My SnowSchool Experience: a Field Instructor’s look into one of SOLE’s transformational place-based experiential education programs
My goals as an environmental scientist are to provide accurate and relevant information to the community about our local ecosystems and I was able to do just that by teaching in the field and
What’s up with the Rec | Pro Split?
Truth be told, it’s been a long time coming. Yep you guessed it – avalanche education in the United States has just made a major shift. As an educator that values consistency in teaching and
Why should you ‘Plan Ahead & Prepare’
The backcountry is as unpredictable as it gets. Like other remote regions throughout the United States, living and traveling in the backcountry of the Inland Northwest often results in interacting with the dynamic nature of