The Mountain Institute
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The Mountain Institute was founded in 1972 in order to ensure the passing of values from one generation to the next by leading father and son trips in the wild places in West Virginia. Its work quickly expanded to experiential and leadership education for West Virginia's youth. TMI formally expanded into an international organization in 1987, when it assisted in the establishment of two new protected areas in Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Regional TMI offices were established in Nepal and Peru a few years later.
Today, the Appalachia Program focuses on developing an understanding and appreciation for the complex interaction between community, culture, and conservation in the Appalachians - the oldest mountain range in the world. The heart of the program is the Spruce Knob Mountain Center, where TMI began in November of 1972. The Spruce Knob Center serves as the homebase for TMI's wide variety of Mountain Learning programs. These programs bring adventure, group process skills, leadership development, conservation, and environmental education together in a rigorous and invigorating environment.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONThe Mountain institute
Person Interviewed: Catherine Ford
Title: Course Director
Location: Pendleton County, West Virginia
Address: HC 75 Box 24 Circleville, WV 26804
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