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Field study on wilderness in Stanley among Sawtooth Science Institute offerings

Posted June 30, 2009

SUN VALLEY – One of Idaho State University’s Sawtooth Science Institute’s 2009 offerings, “Central Idaho Wilderness History” set July 7-8 in Stanley, will be taught by Kevin Marsh, author of “Drawing Lines in the Forest, Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest.”

Marsh, associate professor of history at Idaho State University, will provide a historical and current perspective in the field of two of Idaho’s favorite wildernesses, the Sawtooth Wilderness and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Hikes, discussions and activities take place both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9. The course syllabus is available on-line at www.isu.edu/ssi.

Other workshops offered by the Sawtooth Science Institute this summer include: “Central Idaho Wildflowers,” “Wildflowers and Butterflies,” “Wildflower Identification and Illustration,” “Craters of the Moon Geology,” “Big Wood River Stream Ecology for Flyfishers,” “Rocks and Ice,” “Snake River and Teton River Birding” and a series of six Rocky Mountain Adventure courses,

The workshops are two and four-day adventures in natural history.  Idaho State University offers upper-division credit for all courses or the courses may be attended for no credit.

More information is posted at www.isu.edu/ssi or the SSI director may be reached at (208) 788-9686, P.O. Box 2167, Sun Valley, Idaho, 83353.