Sports/Recreation/Outdoor Exploration/Physical Activity
BikeCDA was created to simplify the connection between you and your cycling needs and interests. Whether you are a resident of the Coeur d’Alene area or one of our many welcomed guests; super athlete or crazy cruiser, let us help connect you with one of our local bike-friendly trails, businesses, or upcoming events.
If you would like some company and some excellent tour guides, let us help connect you with one of our bicycle or tri-club groups.
BikeCDA is a collective voice promoting and fostering a safe and active cycling culture in our community.
Services available to out of school programs:
The Boise National Forest offers a Tree Trunk and Wilderness Box to help you teach about forest plants, animals, and management. The wide range of materials in each box appeal to many grade levels. Here’s an idea of what these kits contain:
Discover subtle differences in cones, leaves and twigs using the samples in the trunk. Tree cross-sections show the inside of a tree; use Project Learning Tree activity (included) to help students analyze annual growth rings. Books and posters provide additional background information for teachers and students. Watch the video The Man Who Planted Trees to hear of one man’s ancient kinship with the Earth. Listen to songs about photosynthesis, decomposition, and plant parts sung by the Banana Slug String Band and Billy B. Read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf aloud to students. Find ideas for lessons in Ranger Rick’s Naturescope, The Green Scene Guide, or Project Learning Tree activity samples.
The Wilderness Box and the Wilderness and Land Ethic Activity Book were designed to provide an interactive resource to promote awareness and appreciation of wilderness. Watch the Wild By Law video for a 50 minute overview of the wilderness movement leading up to the 1964 Wilderness Act. Use hand puppets to learn about mammals common to many wilderness areas. Compare the skulls of herbivores and carnivores. Practice simple map and compass skills. View photos of pristine areas in Idaho Magnificent Wilderness. Act out the Impact Monster skit or watch the Soft Paths video to show low impact travel. (The resources in this box support the Wilderness and Land Ethic activity book included in the box. However, you do not need to use the activity book to use the resources.)
Boise Forest Explorers
Just for Kids the Challenge
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 BLM manages a variety of resources in Idaho with an emphasis on recreation, grazing and fire management on nearly 12 million acres of public lands, nearly one-fourth of the state’s total land area.
To provide quality, diverse, affordable recreation opportunities which enhance the quality of life for all residents and visitors of Southern Valley County.
We are excited to offer swimming programs of all kinds: lessons, fitness, masters team, lifeguard training, pool rentals, and more.
We are also excited to offer group classes in the gym, youth and sports programs of all varieties, personal training options, and more.
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.
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!
Pack 118 is one of the few community based cub scout packs in Nampa. Our cub pack is open to all members of our community.
Go on a family walk. Get your friends together for a bike ride. Bring your camera and capture the mighty bald eagles during nesting season. These are just some of the many activities that you could enjoy on the North Idaho Centennial Trail.
This magnificent trail is a multi-use recreational trail system, that meanders for 24 miles from the Idaho/Washington state line to Higgens Point on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. We look forward to seeing you out on the trail.
PCEI offers a variety of quality educational programs to schools, afterschool programs, community groups, and adults.
We focus on increasing awareness and knowledge of issues important to Palouse watersheds and ecosystems, developing critical thinking skills and engaging participants in service projects that restore or enhance current watershed conditions.
Our programs are highly interactive, place-based and promote hands-on exploration of the natural world. Programs are easily adaptable for all ages, and dates and times are flexible.
For information on afterschool educational opportunities, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.