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How to be a Field Instructor
Field
instructors. We all know them, the ones that pass through lives briefly
attempting to instill a love and ownership of land in the hearts of many many
many (many) children. Teaching and tromping and spending as many hours as
humanly possible in the woo...

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How to be a Field Instructor
Field
instructors. We all know them, the ones that pass through lives briefly
attempting to instill a love and ownership of land in the hearts of many many
many (many) children. Teaching and tromping and spending as many hours as
humanly possible in the woo...

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New Fall Season Field Instructors Welcomed to the Appalachian Program
The
Mountain Institute’s Appalachian Program welcomed eight new seasonal staff for
the fall season this August.   Some of
them came as far away as South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Illinois, but most
of the new staff are from the nearby states within the M...

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Outdoor education program reaches every 5th grader in Randolph County, West Virginia
The Mountain Institute’s Appalachian Program in collaboration
with many key partners provided a three week outdoor education program for 5 th graders based in Randolph County focusing on stream studies, wildlife
management, wilderness orienteering, and West...

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  A few months ago I made the decision to relocate myself to
this naturally beautiful and peaceful mountain not really knowing the entirety
of the place, people, or work.     During my drive through Appalachia to the Spruce Knob
Mountain Center I lost cell ...

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TMI Recognized with Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce Award
The Mountain Institute received Pendleton County's Environmentally Conscious Business Award from the Chamber of Commerce at the annual award ceremony on Friday. Among the other 10 or so awards given out, our friends at the Pendleton Community Care clinic re...

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Langley Students Return to Spruce Mountain
A few weeks ago, we were happy to host forty or so 7th grade students from Langley School for their annual camping trip. The instructors divided the kids into three groups and geared them up with backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats before setting of...

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St. Paul's School
Last week we had the privilege of working with the 8th grade boys from St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, MD for the first time. Two charter buses arrived on Tuesday, packed with 51 students and 7 faculty members dressed for the elements. The group embark...

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"I Did That!"
It wasn’t the twelve-mile paddle down the Potomac River,
complemented by some hilariously tipped canoes and an awesome rope swing. It
wasn’t the morning of zip-lining from tree to tree through the lush canopy
above Nelson Rocks. It wasn’t braving the dark d...

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Naturalist and author Joel Greenberg recently spoke at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center. Here's a recap of his visit in his own words: Kellee Waddell and I connected through our mutual
interest in passenger pigeons, once the most abundant bird in North Amer...
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