Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS)
The MOSS Wild Game Tasting event
has been moved to Saturday, March 26th
Turns out, November 20 was just a little too close to the holidays for most people.
March will be way more awesomer (we're scientists, not English majors :) )
See you then!
Check back for more details in January.
To get on our mailing list for an invitation, email Mail list.
Join us for School's Out and PIR days!
The Wonderful World of Worms (and other decomposers)
Monday, November 30, at the Bozeman Fish Technology Center
2016 Winter/Spring dates to be announced.
Are you interested in School's Out & PIR Programs for your 6-8 grade students?
Look for details soon!
Thank you for joining us!
We are outside...
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 excited leaders 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.
The 2016 catalogue will be available soon! Please check back or call our office for details.
View the 2015 Summer Camp Catalog
MOSS Announces New Executive Director
MOSS board and staff are pleased to announce that Hans Figi is MOSS’ new Executive Director!
“We are thrilled to welcome Hans aboard,” says Lilia Tyrrell, MOSS’ Board President. “Hans brings an extensive background in non-profit development, a decade of experience in education, and a deep love for Montana. Not only does he have vision, energy and credentials, he brings incredible experience working with people. We are all excited to welcome him to the team”
Mr. Figi is taking the helm of the organization at an exciting time. MOSS has expanded its school programs by 325% over the past five years, increased summer camps to include kids from kindergarten through middle school, and is poised for additional growth in the years to come. “Demand for outdoor education is growing in Montana,” says Paul Spitler, a member of the Board of Directors. “With Hans’ leadership, we have a great opportunity to expand our school programs, camps, and community partnerships so that we can more effectively serve the families of southwest Montana.”
Until recently, Mr. Figi worked as Director of Development with two well-known schools in Europe, The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) and 400-year-old Charterhouse in England.
“My family and I love Montana,” says Mr. Figi, who lived in Montana from 2000-2005. During that time, he worked for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition as their Director of Patron Relations and served for a time on the MOSS Board. “I am thrilled to be back and welcome the opportunity to lead MOSS.”
“I am passionate about education that goes beyond the classroom,” Mr. Figi says. “And I am absolutely excited to help bring the incredible programs MOSS offers to urban, rural, and under- served students across southwest Montana.”
In his spare time, Mr. Figi has racked up a respectable list of outdoor credentials: he founded the Carleton College Climbing Club and captained their varsity ski team, guided for the Telluride Mountaineering School, keeps bees, loves mountain biking, and is an avid skier and certified ski instructor.
Kate Burnaby Wright, who stepped off the MOSS board to serve as Interim Executive Director, will continue her work as a non-profit consultant. “The organization is at an exciting point,” Ms. Wright notes. “MOSS’ staff and board are among the most dedicated, passionate individuals with whom I’ve had the opportunity to work.”
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.
Volunteer with MOSS!
Looking for a chance to get involved with children in the outdoors? Have skills you'd like to put to work to help further outdoor education & science learning in our community? Contact us - we'd love to have your help!