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Educator Day Camps

July 18 - July 19

The museum's "Rocky Mountain Adventure Summer Camps" logo -- containing a sun, mountains, and silhouetted evergreen trees -- over a wood-paneled background.
Adventures in CEU credit
  • CEU credits through Boise State University are offered at no additional cost on all camps except “Code Invent,” which are offered at $60/credit.
  • This and the sharply reduced registration fee are possible thanks to generous grants from the Cross Charitable Foundation, the Idaho STEM Action Center, and Idaho National Laboratory.

 

Your 2022 camp lineup:

Archaeology of Idaho: Wasden Caves  (July 6-7  |  1 credit)  View syllabus

  • Back by popular demand, in this workshop, we’ll be exploring one of East Idaho’s most important archaeological sites: the Wasden-Croft Archaeological Preserve. We’ll check out the incredible collection of artifacts excavated from the cave sites, visit the site to stabilize the environment around it, and weave hands-on archaeology, geology, and history resources throughout the course.
    • Transportation to and from the preserve is provided by MOI.
    • Our thanks to Idaho National Laboratory for partnering with us on this camp.

 

Project Learning Tree  (July 11-12  |  1 credit)  View syllabus

  • The Museum of Idaho is pleased to host this course taught by beloved local educator and PLT-certified instructor, Zoe Jorgensen. Join us for this cross-curricular experience that ties together language arts, social awareness, and science.

 

Expedition Yellowstone!  (July 18-19  |  2 credits)  View syllabus

  • The landscape surrounding Idaho Falls is unsurpassed in all of North America. Known for its diversity in geology, biology, and ecology, the landscape is bordered on the west by the Snake River Plain characterized by its stark, barren lava flows and sagebrush. To the east, the rugged Teton Range dominates the landscape, while to the north lies the spectacular Yellowstone Plateau. It would be difficult to find a more attractive landscape for the study of science! We’ll observe and study the living and nonliving elements of Idaho’s landscape, and provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We’ll take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course. Day one will be held at the Museum of Idaho, and day two will include a guided coach tour of Yellowstone National Park departing from the Museum of Idaho. Expect day two to be a 12-hour day.
    • Transportation to and from Yellowstone is provided by MOI.
    • Our thanks to Idaho National Laboratory for partnering with us on this camp.

 

Code Invent  (July 25-26  |  2 credits)  View syllabus

  • In this two-day camp, registered educators are invited to bring one or two of their elementary-school-age kids (1st -6th grades) to participate in this hands-on workshop about computer science in the real world. Teacher/child teams will learn the basics of computer science, receive a Makey Makey device and a Raspberry Pi computer to take home, and be challenged to design an invention-based project. Participants will learn how to think like an inventor and create a project which will be useful to their own lives. Participants may choose to bring their own laptop computer with wifi capability and a USB port, or borrow a Chromebook from MOI, which they may have to share with another participant.
  • CEU credits through Boise State University are available at $60/credit ($120 for the full course)

 

Project WET: Ocean to Idaho  (July 27-28  |  1 credit)  View syllabus

  • In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore the way that water, and the animals that live it, shape the past, present, and future of East Idaho. Each participant will receive the Project WET Curriculum Guide 2.0, which contains 64 field-tested activities for kindergarten through 12th grade. This course will take place at the Museum of Idaho and East Idaho Aquarium.
    • Our thanks to Idaho National Laboratory and the East Idaho Aquarium for partnering with us on this camp.

 

Wolves, Bears, and Birds, Oh My!  (August 8-9  |  2 credits)  View syllabus

  • In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore Idaho’s wild places using the Project WILD and Project WET curriculums. Each participant will receive a Project WET curriculum guide as well as Project WILD curriculum guide and materials for use in the classroom. This course includes an overnight stay in the Harriman Scovel Center, plus a trip to the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. You will need to provide your own transportation or carpool to these locations.
    • Transportation is not provided by MOI, so you’ll need to provide your own to and from Harriman Park and the Grizzly Wolf Discovery Center. Visa gas cards will be provided to you for using your own vehicle.
    • Our thanks to Idaho National Laboratory for partnering with us on this camp.

 

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Details

Start:
July 18
End:
July 19
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Organizer

Museum of Idaho
Phone:
208-522-1400
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Venue

Museum of Idaho
200 N. Eastern Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402 United States
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Phone:
208-522-1400
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