Notes from the Field

Learning from birds and their habitats

December 13, 2021 • Beth K

Hey there, MOSSers!

It has been a while since we have updated our MOSS Adventure Learning site! While we are excited to once again be teaching students in Ponderosa State Park in our MOSS programs, we miss the opportunity to connect with our larger global community! I'm excited to share… Read more

Clark's nutcracker in Ponderosa State Park

Winter in the MOSS Day Program

February 24, 2021 • Beth K

This year, local elementary school students are exploring the MOSS campus!

MOSS in Winter video

Adventures with the Sagebrush Group

Updates to MOSS Programs: Fall 2020

August 18, 2020 • Beth K

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osprey point at sunset

Seven Childhood & Nature Design Principles

July 23, 2020 • Beth K

Hey there, my name is Hannah Stewart, I am a graduate student here at MOSS. This Summer I am creating a small series of activity lessons for children ages four through ten, based around the seven principles David Sobel outlines in Read more

Playing at Payette Lake

Play Time! Why Unstructured Play is important to early childhood development

July 6, 2020 • Beth K

Why Unstructured Play is important to early childhood development. 

by: Hannah Stewart (MOSS Grad '20)

As a parent or educator we may often worry that we are not… Read more

unstructured play

Welcome to MOSS Adventure Learning!

April 21, 2020 • Beth K

Greetings from the MOSS Community,

The past many weeks have been challenging in so many ways. As a society, we've been tasked with putting the betterment and health of our global community above our individual goals and freedoms, at no small cost. Whether it is working from home with… Read more

Explore with us

Valley County Science Resources

April 17, 2020 • Beth K

The West-Central Mountains in Idaho has a fantastic network of outdoor science and recreation organizations and partners, and MOSS is grateful to be a part of the collaboration! Check out the link below to see all of the cool things our groups are doing this spring!

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McCall, ID

How much do trees grow?

April 17, 2020 • Beth K

Hi everyone! 

Today I wanted to share some awesome research that one of our Ph.D. students, Andy, has been working on!

Andy’s research interests are in plant physiology where he looks at the processes allowing our forests to breathe. And when I say “looks at”, I mean that… Read more

Andy in the Field!

What is #local_learning?

April 17, 2020 • Beth K

If you want to find out how you can change your community look no further than PCEI/MOSS AmeriCorps members Ashlee Fliney and Emma Woodworth. Together they are the hands of change that connect the McCall Outdoor Science School and Meadows Valley, McCall-Donnelly and Cascade School Districts. … Read more


Karla Eitel: Using Research to Strengthen the McCall Field Campus Experience

April 17, 2020 • Beth K

The McCall Field Campus is a unique program in that its design is grounded in research and literature. We take educational theory, put it into practice, monitor the success of these practices through our own research, then circulate our findings back into the literature world. This creates a… Read more

Enjoying the outdoors