Winter EduTrip Registration

Event Selection
Instructor: Joe Lentini, Professional Climbing Guide and Vice President of the New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service

Learn the skills you need for travel in any of the mountain ranges of the world, and spend the night on top of the highest mountain in the Northeast! Sessions will include crampon and ice axe use, self-arrest, navigation, as well as avalanche safety and avalanche transceiver use. Then, on the second day of the course, put your new skills to the test with a dawn hike around the summit.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Instructor: Mark Van Baalen, Geologist at Harvard University, and Tim Allen, Geologist at Keene State College

Recent unexpected developments in the inexorable process of climate change have shown us that the Earth's response to a changing climate is far more complex than previously thought. The emerging field of Earth System Science tries to address all of these factors in a holistic manner, rather than simply as a physical or chemical question. Join geologists Mark Van Baalen in an assessment of what we know about climate, where we are likely headed, and how the Mount Washington Observatory fits into this picture.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Instructor: Michelle Day, Scientist at the University of New Hampshire

Join Michelle to discuss this hot-button issue and learn about her experience as a research scientist drilling ice cores in Antarctica. Explore the evidence of past alterations in our planet's climate, possible causes of climate change today, and how past changes can help us understand the implications of climate change on our future.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Instructor: Marsha Rich, Resource Agent for the American Meteorological Society

Learn how weather is created by the interrelationships between the sun and the earth, air, land, and water in its many forms. Also enjoy a basic introduction to weather observation, with a special session on the peculiarities of mountain weather. This trip is geared toward anyone with a general interest in weather, and provides a great training opportunity for science teachers.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Instructor: Ernie Mills, Professional Photographer

This course will consider the technical challenges of working in cold, snowy, wet environments and the need to understand one's equipment, as well as the artistic challenges of creating striking and memorable images. The course will combine indoor instruction with outdoor field experience. Participants must bring their own camera equipment.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Instructor: Don McCasland, Program Director at Blue Hill Observatory

Take a step back in time and learn about the history of the Blue Hill Observatory Science Center and its connections with the Mount Washington Observatory, dating back to the founding of the Observatory in 1932. Learn how tools to collect data have modernized over the past 128 years, how data is maintained by the two organizations, and what significance this data holds for the study of weather and climate.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Instructor: Will Broussard, Outreach Coordinator at Mount Washington Observatory

This trip provides a backstage pass to Mount Washington Observatory. Get a firsthand look at how (and why) Observatory scientists observe and record Mount Washington’s weather, explore the mountain’s fascinating human and natural history, learn about the ecology of the White Mountains, and experience life and work at the Observatory’s legendary mountaintop station.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Instructor: Thom Davis, Professor of Geology and Paleoclimatology at Bentley University

Unlock the mysteries of New Hampshire's landscape by investigating the impact that glaciers, both continental and alpine, had on the White Mountain region. Learn about distinct glacial features we can visit today, and discover how the study of glaciers elsewhere on Earth gives us clues about the glaciers that once covered the northern region of New Hampshire.
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mount Washington Observatory

PO Box 2310 | 2779 White Mountain Highway | North Conway, NH 03860