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The Nature of Idaho

Arachnophobia -The Nature of Idaho | Hobos, wolves and widows, oh my! Join Leif and Peter as they speak with Dr. Joseph Cornell from Idaho State University about the wonderful world of spiders and spiders in Idaho. 

Citizen Science - The Nature of Idaho | Join Leif and Peter as they speak with Dr. Chuck Peterson, Professor of Biology at Idaho State University about citizen science… ways that everyday people can help record important scientific observations about the natural world.

Learn About Potential Pollinating Insects

Pollination by insects (entomophily) occurs in ~67% of flowering plants throughout the world. Learn about this important ecosystem service with Jessica Fultz at the Potential Pollinating Insects website.

Learn About Ecology & Physiology

Join Dr. Charles Peterson, Professor of Ecology and Physiology, in learning more about community science with iNaturalist, amphibians and reptiles of Idaho, snake safety, and more.

An Introduction to iNaturalist

Snake Safety in Idaho: Living, Recreating, and Working Safely in Rattlesnake Country


Free Virtual Workshop

Register For Workshop

Apply for your kids to engage in the first workshop of the series, "Fish From Head to Fin". This workshop will feature the life cycle of trout, anatomy (parts of the fish), and include a comparison between fish and humans. Students will dive deep into the "insides" of fish by watching live fish dissections. We are planning to begin these sessions during mid-May (maybe a little earlier).

  • Parents, please register on your child's behalf
  • Please register separately for EACH child. If you have three children, please register three times.
  • You will need to have stable internet connection.
  • Yes, this is session is completely FREE!
  • Please make available some drawing/ writing material.
  • The workshop will take 1.5-2 h to complete.

I will be open to catering workshops/ science presentations to your needs - especially if you might have larger groups or special groups of adults who might need science engagement. Endless possibilities!

For more info, email:

Researching Gobies In Catalina

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