Kaniksu Land Trust offer a number of educational opportunities to our community. KLT partners with local schools to provide in-school outdoor education, as well as offering after-school programming. Our Outdoor Educational Specialist Dave Kretzschmar and Conservation Specialist Regan Plumb spend one Friday each month working with students in Clark Fork Jr/Sr High School’s Outdoor Track as well as working with elementary schools to get kids learning in the outdoors.

Current Programs:


We’re currently offering our WildCrafting after-school program. WildCrafting offers students a chance to learn to work with their hands on a variety of diverse projects. The program takes place at the WinterRidge Educational Building. The cost is $25 per four-week session. Sessions run February 5 – 28, March 5 – 28, and April 9 – May 2.


Click here to learn more about the program or to register your student.

Camp Kaniksu

During our 2017 Camp Kaniksu, we spent our days outside, running, playing and learning about the bounty of the world around us. In the words of one 7 year-old camper: ““Camp Kaniksu was so much fun, I can’t wait to go again next summer.  The things I liked most about the camp is exploring, seeing animals like deer, and meeting friends.  Dave taught me to make a floor mat and head band out of bamboo and that you can eat cat tales”

Registration for Camp Kaniksu 2018 is now open. To learn more click here. 

Education Blog

Dave’s own words about the value of outdoor education