Spring Exploration Series

The ERC’s Spring Exploration Series brings experts from various scientific fields to all 2nd and 3rd grade students in the public and private schools of Blaine County.

Every spring for six consecutive weeks, approximately 550 students attend each of these interactive visits and learn about a wide variety of environmental science topics. This program is in its 21st year and is offered to schools free of charge.

We are thrilled to announce the presenters for the 2019 Spring Exploration Series:

  • April 17 & 18: Working Dogs for Conservation, “Dogs and Conservation” with Pete Coppollilo
  • April 24 & 25: Craters of the Moon, “Volcanism and Planetary Geology” with Hester Mallone
  • May 1 & 2: The Peregrine Fund, “Raptor Life Cycles” with Curtis Evans
  • May 8 & 9: Zoo Idaho, “Animal Adaptations” with Rachael Shearouse
  • May 15 & 16: The Nature Conservancy, “Silver Creek Ecology” with Kristen Bryson
  • May 22 & 23: The Environmental Resource Center, “Dark Sky and Astronomy” with Alisa McGowan and Lindsay VanMieghem


The Spring Science Series will be offered again this year in conjunction with the Spring Exploration Series. These community presentations will be on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 PM at the Community Library in Ketchum, with the exception of the first presentation which will be held at Mountain Humane in Hailey on April 17th. They are free and family-friendly! Attend one or all of the presentations!

View the Spring Science Series flyer for more information here.

Thank you to Hotel Ketchum, The Community Library, Donald W. and Gretchen K. Fraser Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, and individuals like you for supporting these programs.

For more information call (208) 726-4333 or email Alisa McGowan, ERC Program Director, at alisa@ercsv.org.

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