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Teaching in the Rain: The Story of North Cascades Institute (Paperback)

Teaching in the Rain: The Story of North Cascades Institute By Miles C. John Cover Image
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In the early 1980s, five young men who loved teaching, the natural world, and the North Cascades dreamed of creating a field school to teach about the place and its many histories-natural and cultural. The North Cascades Institute emerged from that dream in 1986 with the help of North Cascades National Park. This is the story of how the Institute grew from humble beginnings to become a model nonprofit environmental education organization admired throughout the United States. Over the 35 years chronicled in this book the Institute served over 150,000 students in its Mountain School and youth programs, and many adults in a range of offerings. The author was part of this remarkable story and provides unique insights into how the dream was realized through imagination, hard work, collaborative partners, a measure of luck, and persistence in the face of various crises. The Institute continues to thrive today.

About the Author

John C. Miles is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at the College of the Environment, Western Washington University. He taught at Western for four decades where he focused his work on environmental education and environmental humanities, especially history of the US national park system. He served as dean of the college from 1985-1992. He and his wife Susan Morgan live at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Taos, New Mexico. His books include Koma Kulshan; Guardians of the Parks; Wilderness in National Parks; and Impressions of the North Cascades.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780999527825
ISBN-10: 0999527827
Publisher: Chuckanut Editions
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English