EDUCATOR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Bring Idaho Alive 2021
February - June 2021 | 1 credit
This is a completely online course that is designed to teach educators about the natural and cultural history of southeastern Idaho and to show them how they can use this information in their classrooms. Educators will spend 2 asynchronous hours per month with local natural and cultural history experts on “virtual field trips” learning about topics ranging from weather in Idaho to plants, animals, geology, and people. Each participant will also receive a kit of hands on activities to complete with each “virtual field trip”.
All class and credit fees will be covered for you by a grant from the Idaho State Department of Education. Information about how to register for credits from Boise State University will be provided in the first introductory assignments.
July 7-8 | 1 credit
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.
Project WET: Water in the Desert 2021
July 12-13 | 1 credit
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore the desert’s most important resource- water- and the way that it shapes the past, present, and future of southeast Idaho. Each participant will receive the Project WET Curriculum Guide 2.0, which contains 64 field-tested activities for Kindergarten to twelfth grade.
Wild Idaho 2021
July 14-15 | 1 credit
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 materials for use in the classroom.
Archaeology of Idaho: Wasden Caves
July 28-29 | 1 credit
In this workshop, we’ll be exploring one of southeast 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.
Habitat Contrasts 2021
August 2-3 | 1 credit
In this course, we'll compare and contrast two of Idaho’s major ecosystems—deserts and mountains—as we explore the living and nonliving elements of each habitat and provide a wealth of field activities which can be adapted to any grade level.
$60 CEU fee through Boise State University (optional and credit registration available on first day of class)
All camps are intentionally kept to only 10 participants each, and proper precautions such as masking and distancing will be followed, per CDC recommendations at the time of each camp. Also, you will 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 for any off campus destinations.
Class Registration Scholarship thanks to a generous grant from Cross Charitable Trust