THE NEXT GENERATION
Science School at the UI McCall Field Campus, ID
Friday, June 15—Sunday, June
Integrated Design Lab,
June 15 and
Monday, June 18, 2012
Christine Bachman, University of Houston, Downtown, BachmanC@uhd.edu
Walter Grondzik, Ball State University, email@example.com
Bruce Haglund, University of Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Koester, Ball State University, email@example.com
Alison Kwok, University of Oregon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Omiyage, an SBSE retreat
tradition. Since many of us will be traveling internationally
with limited luggage space, please bring a teaching or research “take-away”
in digital form for each participant. We'll post all digital omiyage to
a file sharing site so everyone may easily download it. Past favors have included a portable sundial from Cris Benton,
daylighting slides from Barbara Erwine, Energy Scheming baseball caps from G. Z. Brown's
ESBL, Wiley books, Ecotone books, digital images from Sun,
Wind & Light, poems, handouts, bibliographies, etc. Bring cool stuff to
We will do self-introductions as we present these items.
Appropriate clothing. MOSS
is located on the shores of Payette Lake at an elevation of
5,000 feet. Guests should be prepared
for mountain weather and mosquitos. Summer temperatures are usually mild
during the day and often
drop to the low forties at night so bring
clothes for comfort in a range of (micro)climates, wear
layers, and bring a brolly (umbrella) or rain/wind gear.
will provide a
bottom sheet, some pillows, blanket, and and a towel but Bruce will bring
sleeping bags for all (think duvets) and he and other local
participants from Idaho and Utah will bring supplemental
Wayfinding: Even though most
pathways are lighted, for your comfort and safety, it is
important to walk with a reliable flashlight
at night. MOSS is a simple, rustic facility; guests should be
prepared to provide for their
level of comfort.
bug repellent, flashlight, sturdy & comfortable hiking
boots. MOSS is
an easy walk away from downtown McCall and is surrounded by
1,500+ acres of Ponderosa State Park. Look forward to a lot of walking.
free wi-fi, a digital projector, and a laptop will be available.
Presenters must bring their work on thumb drives, CDs, or DVDs
and supply other
materials as needed.
Rules, Regulations, Conveniences, and Inconveniences:
are the alcohol and smoking policies?
accordance with the University of Idaho policy, alcohol
consumption is only permitted in a residential
space and by those of a legal age. It's a short walk to town
where libations are allowed. McCall City quiet hours are 11
pm—7 am on weekends. Smoking is permitted behind the
Dining Lodge by the dumpsters; otherwise, no smoking in
any MOSS building or anywhere on campus. Dispose of
cleans my room and our group meeting space?
continue to have success with our “hands to work” policy—living
and meeting spaces will be cared
for primarily by those who use them. Please clean up after
yourselves so that those who follow
may enjoy the space as well. Specifically, please swap out
your sheets, wipe down surfaces,
and sweep out the space before leaving. Do not move
equipment, beds, or other items unless you have permission
from a staff member. Also, please take time to
pick up any trash seen
on the grounds. Please confine your personal stuff to
accommodations or rented meeting spaces
only. All other spaces—the Deck, the bathroom, the dock,
the Dining Lodge, etc.—are for
everyone to use and enjoy. Conserve energy and water on
campus. Turn down the heaters and turn off the lights when leaving cabins. Make
sure faucets and showers are turned off.
level of personal service can I expect?
MOSS is a
rustic, limited-service rental facility, much like a state
park campground. MOSS will do their
very best to accommodate guest needs given their resources,
but cannot guarantee the level of
service one might expect at a large hotel or conference
facility. Guests can expect clean accommodations
and delicious food service; self check-in and overall
self-reliance should be expected
by residing guests.
I have a campfire? Do I have to bring my own wood?
three fire pits on campus—yurtville, cabinville, and
between the lake and the Classroom.
MOSS does not provide wood.
SBSE will provide firewood. Campfires are permitted in the
designated areas only. Make sure to have water available to pour on the fire. You
need to be able to run your hand through the coals before
leaving the fire
I bring my dog, cat, ferret, or parrot?
pets allowed. The Donnelly Vet Clinic (208.325.4510) will
board your pets in the McCall
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