This blog post was written by Institute Senior Program Instructor Hannah Black about her powerful experiences teaching local students about the environment around them and their places in it. If you are as inspired by her testimonial as we are, we hope you'll consider making a gift to our Give Big for Youth campaign!
After being inspired by the mission and vision of the Youth Leadership Adventures program, I joined North Cascades Institute’s seasonal staff in June of 2021. I’ve continued here and grown in my role because of the people—the vibrant community that the Institute creates.
In a recent conversation with my coworkers, I described the scope and impact of the Institute as a series of concentric circles: The region – our participants – our staff – and the individual.
In 2007, Kristofer Gilje began working for North Cascades Institute as a Facilities Manager at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. His previous experience working at Holden … Read More of Happy Trails Kristofer Gilje