Thousand Pines Outdoor Science School has closed for the remainder of this school year as part of the bigger effort to flatten the curve. Safety is our priority, for our guests and our staff team. During this closure we've donated medical supplies that would normally be for our guests to our local hospital and our kitchen is using the remaining food to bake bread for our local community.
We know that schooling for most of you has moved online, and we want to help. Some of our team is still working on resources for schools, teachers, students, and families to use for the rest of the school year and into summer. This includes science lessons to do at home, video "hikes" for instruction, and activities for a family to do together. If you want to make a request or a suggestion, please use our contact form.
We are also spending some time preparing for next school year: revising our curriculum and planning new activities. We're already taking applications and doing interviews for our positions here, which you can visit on our jobs page.
To our staff: we are so thankful for your hard work and the love and care you have shown to each other and to our guests.
To the teachers and students who attended this year (or any year): thank you for making each week enjoyable, memorable, and unique.
To the teachers and students who were unable to attend this year: we encourage you to find new ways to learn, grow, and experience the outdoors, safely of course. And who knows - maybe you'll end up working here some day. We can't wait to find out.