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?

2018 Stories from the Snow

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By Alisa McGowan This winter, the ERC facilitated three Winter Tracking Workshops hosted by local tracker extraordinaire, Ann Christensen. The low snowpack did not stop participants from enjoying our backcountry trails and investigating the stories left in the snow by local animals. During the first hour of each workshop, Ann discussed different methods of tracking to identify which animals leave … Read More

Alisa McGowan2018 Stories from the Snow

The dates are set for EcoCamp 2018

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By Alisa McGowan We have officially booked the dates for our 2018 EcoCamps, and we couldn’t be more excited! This summer we will be offering two weeks of camp: July 9-13: Environmental Outdoor Adventure EcoCamp Open to rising 5th and 6th graders July 23-27: Environmental Outdoor Leadership EcoCamp Open to rising 7th-9th graders This year we will be facilitating EcoCamp … Read More

Alisa McGowanThe dates are set for EcoCamp 2018

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

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’s trees, forests and forest products in a STEAM context … Read More

Alisa McGowanJoin the Project Learning Tree Workshop