Outdoor Adventures in Math and Science


The purpose of this camp is to connect the great outdoors with the math and science that are not only essential for survival, but will also help preserve our wilderness.  A strong base in math and science is not required to enjoy this camp.  Students that want to have fun in the outdoors while being educated on helpful tools to be used in outdoor recreation are encouraged to attend. 


On Sunday afternoon/evening and Monday, students will be at the Montana Learning Center learning about camping/survival skills/canoeing including land ethics,  the “Leave No Trace” policy, and safety. Campers will learn to navigate with a compass, read and use a topographic map, and manipulate and accurately use a GPS. In addition, they will learn about weather including weather patterns, cloud formation (types and associated weather), and severe weather and safety tips. During the other days in the field, students will apply their new skills and knowledge as they camp and float the Missouri River. As students are immersed in the Helena National Forest, they will discover and become aware of issues (causes and effects) in the forest including the mountain pine beetle and forest fire ecology. Evergreen and other plant identification and astronomy will also be emphasized throughout the week.


Who High School Students from 9th to 11th grade.
Where  Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake (Formerly MSI)
When July 18th-24th, 2010

Cost  $490 (limit 16/session)


Program and Registration Information (pdf)

Risk Assumption Form (pdf)