River Walking

Ages: 6-8

July 29- Aug 1, 2019

9am to 3pm (Mon-Thur)

Water connects people and places, flowing from headwaters into tributaries into rivers. Water is powerful and beautiful and mesmerizing. In River Walking, participants will spend the week exploring the water systems of the Trout Lake Valley. Every day, we will walk to the Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve to play in and learn from the wetlands, plants and animals, macroinvertebrates, and more.


We will spend time learning about the geology of the Trout Lake Valley, walking on nature trails, thinking about how to steward our water systems, and learning why water is such an amazing resource on Earth. Expect to engage in fun exploration, scientific inquiries, art projects, and nature connection in the beautiful Trout Lake.

Time: 9am - 3pm


Ages: 6-8

Dates: Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1, 2019

Activities: water-play, macroinvertebrates, watershed systems, hiking, games, geology

Instructor: Rachel Suits, Educator

Location: Forest Campus, Mt. Adams Institute, Trout Lake, WA.

Cost: $300 per student plus fee for optional transportation.

Optional Shuttle: There is optional transportation for students from Hood River, OR and Bingen, WA for an additional fee. The payment for the optional shuttle is $12.50/day or $50/week per student.


Rachel Suits


Rachel Suits works with OSU Extension Service in Hood River and Wasco Counties managing the Master Gardener program in Hood River and Small Farms programs in both counties. Her B.A. from UC Berkeley in Integrated Biology allowed her to discover the enormity of nature and the humble feeling it creates. She has her M.A. in Education from Antioch University in Seattle where she was a high school science teacher before obtaining her M.S. in Entomology from North Carolina State University. Insects were her first love in nature. Now she enjoys working and collaborating with local organizations and non-profits to strengthen the local food system by working with home gardeners and farmers. 


Cascade Mountain School, a program of Mt. Adams Institute

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