Local STEM Programs
Summer & Out of School Programs
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Cascade Mountain School / Mt. Adams Institute
2022: Currently not offering education programs, but that may change. Check back soon. Offers summer camps in Trout Lake that teach place-based outdoor science education.
Events throughout the year related to water quality monitoring, legal advocacy, and community organizing efforts to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, including community habitat restoration at the Nichols Natural Area to engage, education and inspire the diverse communities of the Columbia Gorge. Website. Events.
Community Youth Center (White Salmon)
After school activities, workshops, opportunities to provide community service, and more offered M-F. Youth also participate in maintaining a community garden.
Gorge Ecology Institute
Place-based and experiential summer camps and after-school programs for elementary students. High school students can apply to be mentors. Also runs in-school SECRETS program, a nine-week long ecology curriculum for 4th and 5th graders. Online educational resources for ecology topics also available.
Gorge Technology Alliance
Leads several STEM efforts in the Gorge including: Gorge Wind Challenge, STEM Career Day, monthly Geek Lunches, Women in STEM initiative, an annual scholarship for high school seniors pursuing STEM fields, and numerous networking events.