Jess Haas - McCall Outdoor Science School | University of Idaho
Another MOSS, the Montana Outdoor Science School - Executive Director, Jardine, Montana.
Favorite thing you like about your work:
I really love that I have the opportunity to connect people to nature right in their backyards. We're helping students engage with science in a way they haven't traditionally and bringing opportunities to Montana students and teachers that they wouldn't have otherwise. Sharing my love for this landscape is also pretty special.
Based on your own experience, what did you get out of your time at MOSS and why would you recommend it to someone else?
MOSS was a turning point for me. I didn't even realize environmental education was a career field until I began my adventure in McCall. Through extensive trainings on EE practices and borrowing strategies that I observed from my cohorts in the field, MOSS laid my foundation for outdoor ed. My underlying educational philosophy was formed during my time at MOSS and though it's seen many iterations I carry that foundation with me. I also carry with me some of the greatest friendships, which I formed at MOSS. I would recommend the program to anyone that wants to receive comprehensive, professional development in the EE field at a school that "practices what they preach."