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

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

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!