The Secret Life of Water

Ages: 8-12

July 22-25, 2019

 9 am to 3 pm (Mon-Thur)

 Join Cascade Mountain School for our water focused day camp at our forest campus in Trout Lake, Washington. Watershed systems science teacher, Emily Martin, has created a fun-filled week exploring the many dimensions of water.  Approaching the subject from a holistic sensory lens and coupling it with scientific investigation and art, Emily will bring the magic of water alive with students. Come to the woods to deepen your connection with water through nature exploration, science, and art while exploring what water has to teach you.

Using Western scientific tools for water investigation, students will test water quality and hunt for macro-invertebrates, small insects whose presence or absence can indicate water health.  In addition to investigating water systems, Emily will guide students on how to care for themselves, others, and the planet. 


Dates: Monday, July 22- Thursday, July 25, 2019

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Ages: 8-12

Activities: Creative art, water play, scientific investigation, water quality science and stewardship

Instructor: Emily Martin, Instructor, Founder of Cascade Mountain School

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.


Emily Martin


Emily started Cascade Mountain School after realizing it was the perfect intersection of her passions: environmental stewardship, youth education, and experience of the natural world. Emily received her BS and MS in Earth Systems, an interdisciplinary environmental science program, from Stanford University. Before founding CMS, Emily worked for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on ocean conservation issues. Emily serves on the board of the Oregon Ocean Science Trust and is a community grant evaluator for the Oregon Community Foundation.


Cascade Mountain School, a program of Mt. Adams Institute

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