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K-12 Outreach Activities
The Department of Geosciences is eager to work with local teachers and classes to enhance Earth Science education in the K-12 community. , if you are looking for someone from the department to give a special presentation to your class, assist with developing classroom activities, serve as a science fair judge or advisor, speak at a career day, assist with Science Olympiads, etc.
A variety of materials have been produced within the geoscience department by faculty, staff, students and volunteers. These include field trip guides, lab activities, career resource materials, local geoscience content and related instruction materials. We expect the number and variety of items available for download on this site to increase each year. Please contact us with further specific classroom material requests and/or suggestions to improve our materials available.
Proudly serving more than 14,500 youth and their families encompassing 31,000 square miles across the Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon counties of Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington in Idaho as well as Harney and Malheur in Oregon.
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation will honor the federal ‘Every Kid in a Park’ passes for daytime entry*.
Fourth graders, parents and educators can obtain the pass online (link is external).
Simply show your pass to Idaho State Park staff members for validation.
* Valid for day-use only. Does not apply to camping fee
Gizmo-CDA, Coeur d’ Alene’s non-profit makerspace, is a place where art, design, technology and tools are connected by the hands and minds of the people of this community. Its a place where creative play is done by everyone from K thru Gray. Tools you have always wanted are there
to give birth to the ideas that you have always had!
THINK BOLD be part of Gizmo-CDA and become a gizmologist!
The Child and Youth Program (CYP) is an integral component of the National Guards comprehensive approach to Family Readiness. By upholding the well-being of the entire family, the CYP offers outcome based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children. This high quality, out-of-school time program exists in 54 States, Territories and the District of Columbia to mitigate risky behaviors, enhance resilience, develop positive coping strategies, and assist our National Guard youth in reaching their full potential as the next generation of leaders.
The Idaho Out-of-School Network’s (ION) mission is to ensure Idaho’s youth have access to high quality out-of-school (OST) programs.
The research on OST programs reveals that youth consistently enrolled in quality programs perform better academically, have better school attendance, adapt better socially, are more likely to graduate from high school and go-on to higher learning. Research also reveals that they are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors that may lead to crime, substance abuse or teen parenthood. New studies are showing too that OST programs are helping close the achievement gap of students across income levels. ION is the only program of its kind in Idaho, though all 50 states have launched similar programs.
ION does not directly offer out-of-school programs; the focus is to advocate and promote the benefits of out-of-school programming, help connect families and youth to a program and support providers with resources and training to enrich and expand their programming and services.
The Idaho Recreation and Tourism Initiative (IRTI), created in 1988, is an enduring coalition of state and federal agencies and not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing Idaho citizens and visitors with expanded recreation opportunities.
IRTI wants to make it easy for people to come outside and play.
Idaho has a multitude of land management agencies and recreation providers whose roles can be confusing to the public. By working jointly, the coalition is able to provide information and services more effectively. IRTI-related projects are undertaken on a statewide basis, provide information and services at the local level, and benefit both Idahoans and visitors.
Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federal program designed to help middle school/high school students and adults enroll in college or vocational technical schools and apply for financial aid. To qualify, students must either meet low income guidelines or be a first-generation college student. This program is offered free of charge to participants.
Information about colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools.
Assistance with completion of scholarship applications and admission and financial aid forms.
Career, academic, and personal counseling.
Middle School: weekly tutoring sessions, academic workshops, career and field trips, college visitation.
Sho – Ban High School
Blackfoot High School
Skyline High School
Snake River High School
Bonneville High School
Idaho Falls High School
Canyon Ridge High School
Jerome High School
Twin Falls High School
Highland High School
Pocatello High School
Burley High School
Minico High School
Wendell High School
Aberdeen High School
American Falls High School
Century High School
LCSC Kids’ College is a short-format summer program for youth ages 6 through 15. Kids’ College strives to offer the highest quality educational courses for youth in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday.
We believe that connecting kids with nature is important. When kids learn to enjoy and understand the natural world around them, they are more likely to value nature and the out of doors throughout their life. In addition, kids of all ages benefit from being in nature, we know that being outside helps everyone be more relaxed, and able to cope with stress. Each year, the Land Trust works with hundreds of schoolchildren doing educational programming as well as recreational activities. Some of the unique programs we are proud to be a part of include Wild Outdoor Week (WOW), the NEW ROOTS program, Bird by Bird, and so much more!