Inspiring a love of the outdoors.


Our Mission

We inspire curiosity, awareness, and understanding of nature and science through quality educational experiences. We engage people through exploration and learning, and prepare students to care for the environment.



“My son now stops and remains completely silent to just listen to the environment around him.”

MOSS 4th Grade Family

 Boy showing caterpillar

Our History

Twenty-four years ago, three scientists and educators created a summer camp with the simple goal of creating fun, hands-on nature experiences for kids. The MOSS founders shared a vision that our lives are enriched when we have a greater understanding of our natural surroundings. Today, MOSS serves more than 4,500 students each year through year-round courses for all ages and backgrounds including outreach programs to 44 schools; 10 weeks of summer camps for 500 students, and free family festivals that celebrate our natural resources. As Montana Outdoor Science School approaches our 25th anniversary we're even more committed to the initial vision set forth by our founders.


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