Support local student participation in MOSS programming


The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School is excited to offer in-person programs for K-5 students for the 2020 - 2021 Academic Year!



Our goal is to support local families and our community with programming that can help families reach academic goals and get back to work. We are asking you to help us assist families of all socio-economic backgrounds in participating. With limited childcare options and even fewer that are $30/day or less, we know that there is a need in our community for high-quality experiences for our youngest citizens.  



All local school-aged children are eligible for MOSS programming with priority given to students who attend school in-person and whose parents are essential workers. MOSS will reserve 30 spaces for students who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Students in this program can expect the same level of outstanding learning experiences that have come to be the hallmark of our award-winning programs.



For the 2020 - 2021 Academic Year, students will be able to take a bus to the McCall Field Campus in Ponderosa Park and engage in a day of outdoor, place-based learning. Students will be assigned to a multi-age field pod to limit exposure to illness. Time will be dedicated each day for students to receive MOSS instructor support to complete homework or lessons given from their respective schools. 

If in-person program closures are necessary, the MOSS Day Program will be transferred to an online format. Students can continue to engage with their MOSS instructors through online lessons curated by MOSS instructors and staff, including short Zoom meetings and activities for the days the students would have been in person at MOSS.


Fundraising will allow us to fund students and families in need and support other costs associated with the program. In the event that in-person programming is canceled by an appropriate governmental entity, all funds will remain in the MOSS Local Outreach Fund in order to support future programming and scholarships for local students.


For program information, contact Beth Kochevar at or visit our MOSS Programs webpage.

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