A Look Back at Winter Birding

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By Lindsay VanMieghem Recently, at the ERC office, we have welcomed back the birds that migrated for the winter as they return to our feeders and trees. Their noisy chatter has given us hope that spring really is right around the corner. However, we have been enjoying the winter birds that live in our valley all winter long. One of our … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemA Look Back at Winter Birding

Winter Tracking Fever

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By Lindsay VanMieghem Over the past few weeks, I have been introduced to the world of winter tracking by local expert Ann Christensen. Even though my skills are about as advanced as recognizing a hole in the snow as a possible track and I rely heavily on the help of my Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains guide book, … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemWinter Tracking Fever

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