Fall Science After School Investigations are Complete

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The ERC’s Science After School (SAS) program wrapped up this week at Hemingway STEAM School. For the past six Tuesdays we worked with 15 enthusiastic 4th and 5th grade students exploring the wild places surrounding Hemingway STEAM School. Students learned about local habitats by investigating soil, water, macroinvertebrates, seeds and more! They loved any activity near the river. The program … Read More

Alisa McGowanFall Science After School Investigations are Complete

About Me: Colleen Schmit

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By Colleen Schmit I started as the Development and Community Engagement Coordinator at the ERC in late September, and I already love it! Right now I’m working with the donor database to ensure the ERC has the resources to continue our impactful programs into the future. I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few of the youth education programs, and … Read More

Colleen SchmitAbout Me: Colleen Schmit

Join the Project Learning Tree Workshop

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By Alisa McGowan The Growing Great Minds collaborative (ERC, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, SNRA, and Blaine County 4-H) is offering a Project Learning Tree workshop entitled STEAM in the Forest. This workshop will take place October 27 from 4:30-8:00 PM and October 28 from 8:30AM-4:00PM. During the workshop, you will investigate Idaho‚Äôs trees, forests and forest products in a STEAM context … Read More

Alisa McGowanJoin the Project Learning Tree Workshop

Wood River Middle School ROES Week

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By Alisa McGowan Last week, the ERC was able to financially and programmatically support the 44th annual Wood River Middle School (WRMS) Residential Outdoor Environmental School (ROES). All 245 WRMS 6th graders attended. Many of these students have parents, and even grandparents, that have participated in this timeless local tradition! Students participated in a WOW-Students project led by the ERC, … Read More

Alisa McGowanWood River Middle School ROES Week

Another great year at EcoCamp!

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By Alisa McGowan The ERC just completed two spectacular weeks of our summer EcoCamps in the Pioneer Mountains. EcoCamps are designed to bring – and keep – our children outdoors, learning, exploring, and reveling in the natural world. Campers gain the confidence, skills, and tools to become stewards of the environment while developing a passion and appreciation for science! The … Read More

Alisa McGowanAnother great year at EcoCamp!