Second Grade

Beavers are amazing creatures and second graders learn just how much when they spend two days each autumn exploring beaver habitat and the animals’ impact on the environment. Students venture to local streams to study beaver behavior and how it shapes Rocky Mountain ecosystems ...more

For second graders, it’s all about snow and shelter in the winter. Learning is hands-on as students work together with the goal of building a stable structure to protect them from the elements. Study of igloos, quinzee huts, and digloos precedes fieldwork, as does learning about the shelters of the Inuit Tribe ...more

Volcanoes? In southern Idaho? During their spring trip, second grade students explore fascinating, and yes, volcanic, locations right in our own backyard. Adventures to the Shoshone Ice Caves and Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve make science come alive through tours and discussions with experts ...more

In the Elementary School, children are encouraged to start building a lifelong love of the outdoors. From short treks in the Early Childhood Center to the banks of Trail Creek to explore the local ecosystem, to the epic fifth grade sail through the San Juan Islands, the youngest Cutthroats experience learning in the biggest classroom: the outdoors ...more