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Mt. Adams Institute

Mt. Adams Institute

Sponsored by Mt. Adams Institute

2453 Highway 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
Mission Statement

Mt. Adams Institute strengthens the connection between people and the natural world through education, service learning, career development and research.
Mt. Adams Institute changes lives and communities by creating opportunities for people of all ages to make lifelong connections with the natural world through:
Science education and outdoor adventure camps for kids, ages 6-18, and schools;
Career development programs that support military veterans in securing jobs in the public lands and natural resources management sector;
AmeriCorps volunteer programs that engage adults, ages 21-30, in outdoor service in benefit of our country’s public lands;
Family and adult oriented workshops and outings in the great outdoors

-Program Overview-

Thanks to our supporters, Mt Adams Insti tute operates the following programs in support of our mission:
Cascade Mountain School (CMS) is an outdoor science educati on program for students curious about exploring and understanding the natural world. CMS off ers residenti al summer camps, classes and custom school programs in local farm and wilderness se tti ngs for K-12 students and teachers.
CMS Adult and Family Workshops engage adults and families of all ages in a variety of nature themed topics ranging from animal tracking and mushroom foraging to nature based arts and play.
The award-winning VetsWork program provides career development opportunities for military veterans interested in public lands and natural resource management jobs.
By supporting veterans to find purposeful work with agencies like the Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife Service and local conservation organizations, MAI aids their reintegration into our communities. Begun in the Gorge, this program currently operates in 12 states across the country.
Public Lands Stewards enlists young adults, ages 21-30, in summer internships on public lands throughout the Pacific Northwest. Each year, these AmeriCorps volunteers contribute tens of thousands of hours to conservation, restoration and education service on our most cherished landscapes.

-Giving Opportunities-

Your support greatly increases our impact. Consider a donation today that will connect people to the natural world for life!
Volunteer opportunities include: instructor / guide for Adult & Family workshops, conservation service days with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, or special committee member serving under our board of directors.

Corporate Giving Opportunities
Ask your employer about corporate matching gift opportunities and double your impact while helping your company invest in the community.
Planned Giving
Consider a planned gift to Mt. Adams Institute as part of your estate planning.
Contact Information
Brendan Norman, Executive Director
Mt. Adams Institute