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On September 18 & 19 we are asking alumni, friends, parents and employees to #raisetheROAR during the I Love ISU Campaign. It's easy, just pick an option (or six) below and demonstrate your love for Idaho State University.

How will you #raisetheROAR?

  1. Donate to your favorite program
  2. Create a match or challenge
  3. Become an ambassador 
  4. Attend an event at Idaho State
  5. Wear orange & black
  6. Post a picture with #raisetheROAR

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Museum is Raising the ROAR

85 years and counting of Bengals doing collections-based research.

Bengals engage in science and learn with museum collections. Whether examining artifacts to map ancient ecosystems, or analyzing fossils to guide future conservation efforts, students and faculty count on our extensive and diverse artifact collections to help them uncover mysteries about evolution, ecology, and human behavior. 

Beginning in 1934, this tradition tells the story of individuals who long ago understood the need to discover, collect, conserve, interpret, and exhibit objects of immeasurable value, and of individuals today who reveal the unique stories of Idaho through science and education. 

From the early excavation of the original Fort Hall site and Bison latifrons, to donated bird and plant specimens, the IMNH collections are a physical record of Idaho’s journey through time. Today we employ state-of-the-art cataloging and preservation methods for our 1.6 million specimens in Earth Science, Life Science, and Anthropology collections. By preserving this vital record of Earth’s environments and peoples, we’re ensuring that generations of future Bengals can visit these collections to investigate, document, and expand on our collective knowledge.

Your gift ensures that Bengals can keep researching these incredible collections, gaining new insights that will help us build a more resilient future. With your gift we can unlock our #raisetheROAR #Bengalsgive challenges.



Curiosity Challenge

Help Unlock the Challenge

Anonymous has challenged us to achieve 40 gifts to open their gift of $1,000 to support the Melvin and Mary Jackson Endowment Curiosity Challenge. The Melvin and Mary Endowment supports IMNH STEM education for Pre-K to Grades 12. Every child is a natural scientist, curious about a world filled with new experiences and a lifelong path of discovery. Future Bengals with a “Strong Desire to Always Search for Knowledge!”

ROAR Bengals ROAR!



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698 E Dillon St (Physical) Pocatello, ID 83201

We are located on the Idaho State University's Pocatello campus in Building #12.

921 S 8th Ave (Mailing) STOP 8096 Pocatello, ID 83209



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