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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.
Each summer the Micron Foundation hosts Chip Camp, a free three-day camp for students completing either the 7th or 8th grade. This camp focuses on hands-on science and engineering activities related to the semiconductor industry. Activities are lead led by Micron engineers and professionals and include a visit to Microns global headquarters in Boise, Idaho.
2018 Boise Chip Camp Dates:
Online Registration for Chip Camp 2018 will be available Monday, April 9, 2018. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. MT.
Each camp session is held Tuesday Thursday. Students are expected to attend all three days.
The on-site event includes various technical sessions led by Micron female mentors exploring a variety of technical career options with fun, hands-on learning activities.
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 goal of the Upward Bound Math and Science program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees and ultimately careers, in math and science.
Program services include:
Summer programs with intensive math and science training
Opportunities for research experience with faculty members
Academic, financial, or personal counseling
Information on postsecondary education opportunities
Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
Shelley High School
Firth High School
Bonneville High School
Idaho Falls High School
Imagine Math combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learnand lovemath!
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.
“This free service provides the following to registered users:
-Books, magazines, and playback equipment
-Materials mailed directly to and from the user via Free Matter for the Blind
-Toll free number to contact the Talking Book Service
-Resources to help select titles of interest
-Online catalog for direct ordering
-Ability to download digital titles”