"For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." — Baba Dioum
Montana Outdoor Science School's mission is to inspire curiosity, understanding and awareness of nature through quality educational experiences. We engage people through exploration and learning, and prepare students to care for this extraordinary place we call home.
Getting Kids Outside
MOSS offers year-round, hands-on natural science programs for grades K-8.
We provide fun, safe, educational, quality outdoor science based experiences. Our programs offer opportunities for all types of learners – we all understand and retain more when we learn through experiences. Each class is unique because we use the outdoors as our classroom.
Summer Registration is Open!
In the spirit of adventure, excitement, and curiosity, MOSS summer camps give your child the opportunity to play and learn outdoors. MOSS camps are run by experienced and knowledgeable staff who excel at stimulating children’s natural curiosity. We believe that inspiring a love for nature helps kids become aware of, and care for, the amazing environment in which we live.
Get outside with MOSS! Look for upcoming community programs and events.
MOSS strives to engage our community through hands on educational programs. Keep an eye out for our Annual Watershed Festival, Winter Walks for families, Summer Discovery Walks, and the Annual Raptor Fest. Check out our calendar for upcoming events!
The 18th Annual Watershed Festival is June 11th!
Kick off the summer with live music, great food, duck races, a kids fishing derby, and lots more!
Scholarship Fund News
MOSS has recently received a generous challenge grant from the Kendeda Fund that matches contributions to our scholarship fund 1 for 1. Moss offers full scholarships and reduced rates to children from limited means who would benefit from our summer outdoor science camps.
For $30-45 you can provide a day of outdoor science exploration to a deserving, enthusiastic, and open-minded child! $150 will give the gift of a week they will always remember (unless they are 5, in which case it will be more of a life-long tendency to feel happy and comfortable when outdoors in nature...:)
You may donate to the scholarship fund by clicking on the "Donate Now" button on the top of our page. Again, for every dollar you give, Kendeda will donate a dollar. MOSS is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. Thank you!