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Idaho Museum of Natural History to host 30th annual Science Trek April 26-27; sign-up deadline is April 8

March 26, 2019
Tori Parks, Marketing Career Path Intern

Photo of students and instructor at Anatomage Table
Past Science Trek participants receive a lesson about ISU's Anatomage Table, that is used for virtual anatomy lessons.

POCATELLO – The Idaho Museum of Natural History will host its 30th annual overnight Science Trek beginning on April 26 at 5 p.m. and concluding on April 27 at 8 a.m. This annual event, which is open to third to fifth graders, is a gateway for young scientists to learn more about the sciences and explore possibilities for a future career.

Pre-registration is required and is open until April 8.

The Science Trek is an overnight adventure at the Idaho Museum of Natural History that explores different aspects of science. Students have the opportunity to work with scientists in anthropology, biology, botany, chemistry, geosciences, information technology, nuclear engineering, microbiology, physics and technology.

Students will also get to enjoy a science show, hands-on activities, a movie and pizza. Following the evening of exploration, students will get to sleep among the Buzzsaw Sharks in the Buzzsaw Sharks of Idaho exhibit. All students will receive an official Science Trek 2019 t-shirt. 

“We want to cultivate enthusiasm for science and show them what a career in STEM might be like,” said Virginia Jones, education specialist for the museum. “Interest in science tends to drop off after they reach 11 years of age. We hope that by nurturing their natural enthusiasm for science more students will choose to pursue careers in science.”

Spots are limited. The cost is $45 per student. If students are unable to pay, scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, email cindy.lunte@idahoptv.org.

For more information or to register, visit www.isu.edu/imnh/imnh-events/science-trek-2019/. For questions, contact the Museum Education Center at 208-282-2195 or jonevir2@isu.edu.


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