Educator Classes & Workshops

EDUCATOR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Habitat Contrasts

July 20-21  | 1 credit

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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 dominated landscape. To the east, the rugged Teton Range dominates the landscape, while on the north lies the spectacular Yellowstone Plateau. It would be difficult to find a more attractive landscape for the study of science! We'll compare and contrast two of Idaho’s major ecosystems—deserts and mountains—as we explore and study the living and non-living and provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout the course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain.

*To maintain COVID 19 safety protocols, you'll be asked to drive your own vehicle. Transportation will not be provided by the Museum of Idaho, but clear directions will be provided to you.

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Astronomy

July 20-21  | 1 credit

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From the solar system to deep space objects, Eastern Idaho lends itself well to the study of astronomical phenomena. In this class, we will study and observe the moon, stars, and planets and provide a wealth of resources and 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.

*To maintain COVID 19 safety protocols, you'll be asked to drive your own vehicle. Transportation will not be provided by the Museum of Idaho, but clear directions will be provided to you.

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Geology: Idaho Rocks!

July 22-24 | 2 credits

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Idaho's incredible landscape is the product of extreme heat and pressure. Join us to explore Idaho's geology! In this two credit course, we'll get out in the field to get first hand experiences at Craters of the Moon, Spencer Opal Mines, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, Jackknife Cave, Civil Defense Cave, Mud Lake, and more.  We'll do hands-on experiments that can be translated to any learning context, and you'll go home with lots of tools and ideas to use in your own classroom.  Participants must be able to hike one to two miles each day over rough terrain.

*To maintain COVID 19 safety protocols, you'll be asked to drive your own vehicle. Transportation will not be provided by the Museum of Idaho, but clear directions will be provided to you.

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Invention Literacy: Code Invent!

This camp has currently been cancelled due to lack of participation.  If you have questions or would like more information on upcoming workshops on this topic, please contact Chloe Doucette at education@musuemofidaho.org

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