Emily Goodwin Martin, Founder and Director of Cascade Mountain School, will speak at the upcoming Soroptimist of Hood River program meeting on June 15th. She will discuss some of the challenges our society faces in supporting young women to pursue careers in science and engineering. Emily will also share a bit of her personal story in starting and nurturing CMS, a Gorge-based outdoor science school she founded in 2011.
Through place-based education, Cascade Mountain School inspires students to use creative problem solving skills to become stewards of their communities. The school offers day and residential summer camps, a residential semester program for high school and “gap year” students, and custom programs for schools, teachers and adults. The school is committed to helping close the achievement gap for women and minorities pursuing careers in science and engineering. CMS is a program of the Mt. Adams Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the connection between people and the natural world through education, service learning, career development and research.
Emily started Cascade Mountain School after realizing it was the perfect intersection of her passions: environmental stewardship, youth education, and experience of the natural world. She received her BS and MS in Earth Systems, an interdisciplinary environmental science program, from Stanford University. Before founding CMS, Emily worked for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on ocean conservation issues. She serves on the board of the Oregon Ocean Science Trust and is a community grant evaluator for the Oregon Community Foundation.
All are welcome to attend this program at noon on Wednesday, June 15th, at the Hood River Adult Center (2010 Sterling Place, Hood River). These programs are provided by Soroptimist of Hood River at no charge.