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Mt. Ashland Winter Science Program

Age Group Served: 3rd-12th grade

Type of Program: Outdoor field trip

Subjects Addressed:

3-5th Grade:  Introduction to Winter Safety, Survival, and Winter Wildlife
6th Grade (Earth Science): Winter Survival, Snowpack Studies, and Meteorology
7th Grade (Life Science): Alpine Ecology
8th Grade (Physical Science): Physics of Sledding, Thermodynamics, Advanced Survival
9th Grade & Up: depends on the subjects being studied by the class

Which Categories?  Natural History    Science    

Seasons/Months Program is Available: Late January, February, March, and April

Availability of Program:

There is no extra charge to reserve a date in advance.  September and October are the recommended months for making your reservations. The program fees will be discounted by $25 per class size if reservations are made by November 1.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of dates are available for groups of 70+ students.  

Date availability depends on the size of the group, the hours of the field trip, and the extent of skiing/snowboarding groups that may already be scheduled at the same time. The Winter Science Program typically has capacity for somewhere between 40 and 80 classes per season.

Cost:

Program's Fee structure is based on the amount of time Mt. Ashland will be providing educational activities. The price includes riding the Sonnet Chairlift to access our outdoor educational area. Boot rental is also included free of charge for those students who do not have winter boots. Our boot supply may be limited.

The 2008-2009 Program Fees
Education Time (not charged for lunch break and snack break times, rounded off to the nearest half hour) Per Class Fee (15-30 students)
1.5 Hours $175
2.0 Hours $200
2.5 Hours $225
3.0 Hours $250
3.5 Hours $275
4.0 Hours $300
WINTER SCIENCE RATES

Geographic Area Served: All of Southern Oregon and Northern California

Program Website Link: http://www.mtashland.com/

Contact Information:

Mica Cardillo, Youth Programs Director
(541) 482-2897 x209
mcardillo@mtashland.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 220, Ashland, Oregon 97520
Office Address: 693 Washington Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

School Standards Addressed:

Concepts and age-appropriate content that connect to the latest Oregon Science Education Standards will be taught in every Winter Science activity. Teachers may introduce pre-and-post activities that tie in concepts from the field trip with what is being pursued in the classroom.  Teachers may work with program staff to customize or develop additional activities to enrich the students' learning experience. Contact the Youth Programs Director for more details.




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