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Natural history of central Idaho is topic of ISU Blaine County lecture series

March 2, 2007

The Idaho State University Blaine County Center and the Sawtooth Science Institute will present lectures on the natural history of central Idaho every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. from March 8 to May 3 at the ISU Blaine County Campus Room 511 in Hailey. The lectures are open to the public and cost $15 per lecture or $75 for the entire series.

Those seeking ISU college credit will pay an additional recording or transcript fee of $50. Persons seeking credit must pre-register.     The March 8 lecture will cover “more than a billion years in two hours!” said Chris Gertschen, director of the ISU Blaine County Center.     Dr. Glenn Thackray of ISU’s geology department will present earth’s natural history that will culminate in extensive glaciers that ended nearly 10,000 years ago.
    Other session topics include:
•    March 15, aquatic systems.
•    March 22, native and invasive plants.
•    March 29, wetlands.
April and May will cover topics such as wildlife, biodiversity and endangered species. All of these topics will focus on central Idaho and many issues surrounding the area.
    For more information, contact Christine Gertschen at 788-9686 or gertchri@isu.edu or visit http://imnh.isu.edu/ssi.


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