A commitment to education is at the heart of our community conservation work. By inspiring more people in more places to value and protect the natural world, we are laying the foundation for future conservation. Our education programs inspire local students to learn about and protect wildlife and the natural world.

KLT offers a number of educational programs, for both youth and adults.
To learn about these educational programs, after-school program (WildCrafting), or summer camp (Camp Kaniksu), click here.

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In-School Education

Kaniksu Land Trust offers a number of educational opportunities for students in our community. KLT partners with local schools to provide in-school outdoor education at five local elementary schools and Clark Fork High School.

KLT offers over 70 full days of in-school education annually, reaching about 250 students weekly during the school year. In-school education includes Project Learning Tree curriculum as well as KLT's own curriculum, in one-day and ongoing programs. 

Our Director of Education, Dave Kretzschmar, and other KLT staff spend one Friday each month working with students in Clark Fork Jr/Sr High School’s Outdoor Track program as well as working with elementary schools to get young kids learning in the outdoors.

KLT is also excited to be partnering with Kootenai Elementary School to develop a "Learning Landscape," an outdoor classroom for students at the school. Based on a model developed by Feather River Land Trust in California, this Learning Landscape will empower teachers to get their students learning outside.