Mark Your Calendars: ERC’s Winter Programs

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By Lindsay VanMieghem As winter fast approaches the Wood River Valley, the fresh snow provides new and exciting ways to get outside and explore all that nature has to offer. Over the next few months, the ERC will once again be partnering with two local experts in birding and tracking to offer the community opportunities to better understand the wildlife … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemMark Your Calendars: ERC’s Winter Programs

Stories from Science After School

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By Lindsay VanMieghem  Last week marked the end of our fall Science After School (SAS) sessions. For the past six weeks, 25 students from Hemingway STEAM School and Bellevue Elementary School met on Tuesdays and Thursdays, respectively, to learn more about environmental science. It was through research, exploration, games, journaling and more that they were able to better understand topics … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemStories from Science After School

Join the ERC Team this Summer

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By Alisa McGowan Each summer, the ERC welcomes the enthusiasm and expertise of multiple individuals to our staff for seasonal jobs and internships. Positions offer a variety of experiences including field work, education, data collection, and community outreach – all in a small, team-oriented nonprofit setting. If you are interested in working to provide education and inspire action to cultivate … Read More

Alisa McGowanJoin the ERC Team this Summer

Hemingway Students Participate in STEAM-Inspired Projects with the ERC

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By Alisa McGowan STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – is a curriculum philosophy that was recently adopted by the Hemingway STEAM School in Ketchum. STEAM curriculum incorporates elements of the above disciplines in a variety of capacities in every project or lesson. There is a stronger emphasis on how lessons are taught rather than on the details … Read More

Alisa McGowanHemingway Students Participate in STEAM-Inspired Projects with the ERC

Who lives behind Alturas?

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By Alisa McGowan Who lives behind Alturas? This is the question eleven enthusiastic Alturas Elementary School 4th and 5th grade Science After School participants answered during this winter’s Science After School session. Each week, students built on their naturalist skills and worked to determine who lived behind Alturas Elementary School. Students learned to identify scat on a “scat-venger hunt”, animal … Read More

Alisa McGowanWho lives behind Alturas?