Press Release

Wildlife workshops for educators available in Boise and Harriman State Park in July, August

Workshops are designed for educators and others who want to learn and teach about wildlife

Project WILD is offering workshops in July and August for adults who want to share the wonders of Idaho's natural resources with the next generation. These wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators, scout leaders, parents, day care providers, or anyone interested in sharing nature with children.

“Anyone looking for ways to incorporate nature and wildlife in the lives of young children should take part in these workshops,” said Lori Adams, Project WILD Coordinator for Idaho Fish and Game.  

People can register at https://idfg.idaho.gov/education/project-wild for these workshops. For more information, email lori.adams@idfg.idaho.gov, or call (208) 863-3236

Boise, WILD about Salmon, July 11-12: This workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn more about one of Idaho's most precious resources: salmon. The first day of the workshop is held at the MK Nature Center in Boise. The second day of the workshop is a field day at the fish trap on the South Fork of the Salmon River where teachers will get to handle a live salmon returning from the ocean! Cost $40 plus optional credit fee of $60

Boise, WILD about Early Learners, July 23-24: Although this workshop is great for teachers of many ages, it focuses on teachers of pre-Kindergarten through second grade. Giving them an opportunity to use modified Project WILD activities to fit the needs of a younger audience. Workshop participants receive an Idaho WILD about Early Learners Guide and the Project WILD and WILD Aquatics guides.  Held in Boise, Tuesday, July 23 & Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day at Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut. Cost $40 plus optional credit fee of $60

Harriman State Park (near Island Park), WILD about Bears: August 5-7: Participants of this workshop will learn all about the bears of Idaho. In addition to classroom sessions, participants will observe techniques used for live bear trapping and may be able to observe biologists working with trapped black bears. Participants will be exposed to a variety of bear-related activities and in addition to biological information, will learn about safely managing human/bear interactions.

Workshop includes two nights hotel-style lodging at the newly developed Scoville Conference Center at Harriman State Park, fantastic food and useful materials for $225 double room; $335 for a single room – plus $120 for optional two credits ($40 to hold your spot). Space is limited, register early. $125 for an off-campus fee.