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Resources for Teachers and Chaperones

Whether they are investigating various ecosystems in Ponderosa State Park, eating delicious meals or sleeping in rustic cabins at MOSS, students will develop a sense of place, build scientific literacy and develop effective collaboration and communication skills.

Below you will find a timeline of activities and tasks leading up to your program. Click on the accompanying buttons to learn more about what is outlined.

Before The Program

  • Receive the confirmation letter
  • Pay the non-refundable deposit within 14 days
  • The Facilities Use Agreement (FUA) – we will ask for contact information and send you the FUA along with the request for certificates of insurance.

90 Days Before Program

45 Days Before The Program

  • Teachers complete and email the Group List spreadsheet to — see paperwork email for the template

2-3 Weeks Before The Program

  • We will transfer communication to the Program Coordinator
  • The Program Coordinator will send a Calendar Invite for 4:00pm on the Tuesday before your program for the pre-program phone call. Please communicate with your Program Coordinator if there is a better day/time.
  • The Program Coordinator will share a OneDrive Program folder with resources for planning your MOSS program
  • Optional: Schedule a chaperone meeting via Zoom with your Program Coordinator before your arrival
  • Share the MOSS Store Info

MOSS Field Instructors are primarily University of Idaho graduate students being trained in the fields of pace-based education, science communication, ecology and leadership. Field instructors are in a learning laboratory throughout their year-long graduate residency program. Graduate students gain experience and feedback in enthusiastically communicating with students, engaging students in the practices of science and engineering, and managing risk in a field setting. Field instructors are supported by University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources faculty and staff who help to integrate cutting-edge science into our practices and curriculum.

Program Arrival Day!

3 p.m. Arrival @ the McCall Field Campus

+4 or 5 Days

10 a.m. The program concludes and participants depart the McCall Field Campus 

+14 Days

Pay the balance due

The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School welcomes all students and will provide accommodations for individual needs to our best ability. Learn more about the University of Idaho’s Nondiscrimination Policy.

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244



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