We are a non-profit organization that takes Idaho teenagers on 3-5 day science education trips down the Lower Salmon River. Participants study stream ecology, botany, and geology while also participating in natural resource monitoring and service projects for the BLM. They also take part in team-building activities, learn Leave No Trace camping skills, and gain whitewater rafting experience (Class III rapids)
For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and that we’ve found sync with standards.
For 12 weeks, sixth graders in my class embark on a learning adventure based on the misadventures of a fictional character called Dr. Smallz. The class is a hands-on, inquiry-based, integrated science and math course.
STudents find a clue during a microscope experiment and they are off and running to help Dr. Smallz cure his patient.
The Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center promotes water stewardship through high-tech, hands-on exhibits. Located at the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Facility, the LEED-certified building also features a library, a theater/community room, and amazing artwork.
Visitors may drop-in duringnormal business hours to explore the free, interactive exhibit hall and outdoor art. We also offer free programs for families and groups every third Saturday of each month that showcase thematic presentations and hands-on activities from our community partners. A public wastewater tour is also offered.
The mission of the University Partnerships and Educational Outreach directorate is to develop and implement innovative collaboration-based programs that meet INL’s short- and long-term workforce needs by investing in strategic regional and national education and research partnerships.
About IWRRIMission and Vision IWRRI draws on expertise within the Idaho university system to (1) develop meaningful solutions for Idaho water problems through basic and applied, interdisciplinary research; (2) provide high-quality natural resource education and educational support; and (3) transfer technologies and information developed from research activities to agencies, organizations, and individuals involved in water use, management, and protection.
Science comes alive for students and other visitors to the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center. The heart of the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center program is our school-age education program. We offer a wide range of lessons for kindergarten through sixth grade both in the classroom and at the Center. See our catalog for a complete list of offerings.
We also provide service-learning opportunities for all ages and abilities, and special family and community events throughout the year.
JIM HALL FOOTHILLS LEARNING CENTER
Operated by the City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department, the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center focuses on education and information about the Boise foothills and the surrounding high-desert environment. It is a place for learning by direct experience with the outdoors.
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