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Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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Outreach Opportunities

Shared Harvest Community Garden Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

(Volunteer/all-ages)
Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Community Roots

Located at the Shared Harvest Community Garden, the Xeriscape demonstration garden has examples of all the native landscaping plants that are also drought tolerant
GEAR UP: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

(Grades 7-12)
Idaho State Department of Education

GEAR UP Idaho offers targeted early intervention services to students to improve academic achievement and readiness for postsecondary education
The Community Roots Gathering Garden
(Volunteer/all-ages)
North Idaho College, Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Community Roots

The Community Roots Gathering Garden is an urban farming and permaculture education center
Project SOS

(Volunteer/all-ages)
Washington State University, Palouse Discovery Science Center, University of Idaho

This Pathways Project connects rural, underserved youth and families in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho to STEM concepts important in sustainable building design
Restoration Partnership

(Volunteer/all-ages)
U.S. Dept of Interior, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, State of Idaho

To return our natural resources to a healthy condition by developing and implementing a restoration plan for the Coeur d'Alene Basin. We engage the public by providing ways to help shape the plan, propose specific restoration projects, and partner with us on project work.
WIMS: Women in Math and Science

(Grades 10-Undergraduate)
University of Idaho College of Science, North Idaho College, INBRE

The WIMS Program began in 2006 with a simple idea: get young women in Idaho schools to think about careers in STEM fields by letting them actually do some exciting science.
STS: Strengthening the Spirit

(Grades 6-8 Lakeside Elementary and Tribal School)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe
To implement enrichment programs that provide structured educational, cultural, and physical activities in a safe and nurturing setting.
Success Center

(Grades 2-5)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Students have the opportunity to work on homework, attend field trips, engage in physical activity, participate in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education, learn CDA language, and other life skill curriculum.
Water Potato Day

(All-ages)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Natural Resources Department

Water Potato Day provides an opportunity for community youth, families, teachers, and guests to learn and appreciate the knowledge, practices, and homeland of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's ancestors
BTTE: Back to the Earth Outreach

(Grades 4-7, Spokane, Coeur d'Alene Reservation)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Natural Resources Department

BTTE aims to inspire tribal youth to be stewards and guardians of their place through integrated indigenous knowledge and history with STEM-focused engineering design activities.
University of Idaho Extension - Coeur d'Alene Tribe

(All-ages)
University of Idaho Extension, Coeur d'Alene Tribe

UI Extension and the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, provides area citizens with research-based information focusing on agriculture, forestry and natural resources, family, and consumer sciences, nutrition and youth development
BPA Natural Resource Programs

(All-ages)
Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration provides educational resources to teachers and students in grades K through twelve
Rock 'n' the Rez

(Grades 1-6, living in Desmet, Tensed, Plummer, or Worley)
Tribal Wellness Center, University of Idaho Extension

Camp curriculum focuses on the importance of water quality, identification of native animals and plants, ecological services, and human-environment interactions.

Adventure Learning

(Educators, Graduate Students)
EPSCOR, University of Idaho

Adventure Learning seeks to deliver education at the speed of research through authentic partnerships with UI researchers for education and outreach experiences.
  • Pocatello Region: Rosemary Smith, 208-282-4918
  • Coeur d'Alene Region: Brant Miller, 208-885-4077
  • Boise Region: Cindy Busche, 208-608-7244
WoW GK-12: Waters of the West

(Secondary Educators, Graduate Students, Grades 7-12)
University of Idaho, NSF

The overall goal of the WoW is to improve the communication skills and teaching ability of graduate students in the sciences and engineering, while increasing inquiry-based science in rural schools in northern Idaho.
Community Water Resource Center
(Volunteer/All ages)
University of Idaho Extension

To serve the education, outreach and research needs of northern Idaho relating to local water quality and resource issues.

Marie Pengilly, CWRC Outreach Coordinator: mpengilly@uidaho.edu, 208-292-2540
IDAH20 Master Water Steward Program
(Volunteer/All ages)
Community Water Resource Center

An innovative program to train citizen volunteers about regional water quality issues.
SEEP: Stormwater and Erosion Education Program
(Professional Development/Continuing Education)
University of Idaho

To evaluate and eventually implement a stormwater and erosion education program in the five north Idaho counties.
iSTEM Summer Institutes

(Educators)
Idaho State Department of Education

Events and opportunities are designed to enhance and enrich science, technology, engineering and math in the classroom and beyond.
iSTEM from Excellence

(Educators)
Idaho State Department of Education

A coordinated state-wide effort to support science, technology, engineering and math education in grades K-12.
Idaho Water Awareness Week

(Educators)
Idaho Water Awareness Week Statewide Committee, University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Idaho Water Awareness Week brings together various sponsors to help support regional water education events and materials. Teaching materials are available for 5th grade.

MILES: Managing Idaho's Landscapes for Ecosystem Services
(Undergraduate/Professional Development)
University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State

To develop Idaho's research and education capacity to integrate biophysical and socioecological sciences related to urban growth influenced changes so that the benefits humans get from the natural world to be effectively managed and maintained.
Idaho EPSCOR Internship: MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships Program

(Undergraduate)
EPSCOR, University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University

The MURI Program is designed to engage undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in hands-on, paid summer and academic year research experiences to study a wide range of topics broadly related to MILES
Idaho INBRE Internship: Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

(Undergraduate, Post-doctoral)
University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, NIH

INBRE is a collaborative effort of research-intensive institutions to sponsor research and science-based educational opportunities with primarily undergraduate institutions and community colleges.
  • Rhena Cooper, North Idaho College INBRE Director of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity: trcooper@nic.edu, 208-769-3476
  • Jon Downing, North Idaho College INBRE Director: jadowning@nic.edu, 208-769-7706
The Confluence Project (TCP)

(Grades 9-12, Secondary Educators, Graduate Students)
University of Idaho Waters of the West (WoW), NSF

The Confluence Project (TCP), part of UI's Waters Of the West (WoW) Program, brings field-based watershed science to classrooms in Northern Idaho. The goal of TCP is to get high school students outdoors to do science by studying their local watersheds alongside WoW graduate students and other scientists and professionals. The program works within course curriculum to teach watershed science and mentor students to do research projects. TCP partners with local organizations and government agencies to bring expertise and examples of local solutions to community water resource challenges to the high school students.
Adventure Learning

(Educators, Graduate Students)
EPSCOR, University of Idaho

Adventure Learning seeks to deliver education at the speed of research through authentic partnerships with UI researchers for meaningful education and outreach experiences.
  • Pocatello Region: Rosemary Smith, 208-282-4918
  • Coeur d'Alene Region: Brant Miller, 208-885-4077
  • Boise Region: Cindy Busche, 208-608-7244
IGERT: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program

(Doctoral Research)
University of Idaho, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center

A doctoral research and education program that will support 24 doctoral students working in interdisciplinary teams.
WIMS: Woman in Math and Science

(Grades 10-Undergraduate)
University of Idaho College of Science, North Idaho College, INBRE

The WIMS Prrogram began in 2006 with a simple idea: get young women in Idaho schools to think about careers in STEM fields by letting them actually do some exciting science.
Cougar Leadership Conference

(Undergraduate)
Washington State University

A daylong event focused on inspiring campus leaders and giving them the tools they need to succeed. Includes a keynote speaker and several breakout sessions where participants will be allowed to choose from several offered workshops so that they can customize their experience.

Community Water Resource Center

(Volunteer, all ages)
University of Idaho Extension 

To serve the education, outreach, and research needs of northern Idaho relating to local water quality and resource issues
 IDAH20 Master Water Steward Program

(Volunteer, all ages)

Community Water Resource Center

An innovative program to train citizen volunteers about regional water quality issues.

 Restoration Partnership

(Volunteer, all ages)

U.S. Dept of Interior, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, State of Idaho

To return our natural resources to a healthy condition by developing and implementing a restoration plan for the CdA basin. We engage the public by providing ways to help shape the plan, propose specific restoration projects, and partner with us on project work.
 Lake *A* Syst

(Volunteer, all ages)

The Coeur d'Alene Lake Collaborative

The Coeur d'Alene Lakeshore Assessment Systems (Lake *A* Syst) is a book for property owners and mangers on ways to minimize negative impacts to water quality from residential property.
 Project SOS

(Volunteer, all ages)

Washington State University, Palouse Discover Science Center, University of Idaho

This Pathways Project connects rural, underserved youth and families in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho to STEM concepts important in sustainable building design.
  • Washington State University: School of Design and Construction: jlrice@wsu.edu
 The Community Roots Gathering Garden

(Volunteer, all ages)

North Idaho College, Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Community Roots

The Community Roots Gathering garden is an urban farming and permaculture education center.
 Shared Harvest Community Garden Xeriscape demonstration garden

(Volunteer, all ages)

Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Community Roots

Located at the Shared Harvest Community Garden, the Xeriscape demonstration garden has examples of all the native landscaping plans that are also drought tolerant.

MILES: Managing Idaho's Landscapes for Ecosystem Services

(Undergraduate/Professional Development)
University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State

To develop Idaho's research and education capacity to integrate biophysical and socioecological sciences related to urban growth influenced changes so that the benefits humans get from the natural world can be effectively managed and maintained.
SEEP: Stormwater and Erosion Education Program

(Professional Development/Continuing Education)
University of Idaho

Panhandle SEEP is available to anyone in the construction industry and related disciplines who wants to improve their skills, understanding, and marketability in the stormwater and erosion control field. Participants in SEEP courses have the option to take a voluntary exam for certification.
Idaho Water Awareness Week

(Educators)
Idaho Water Awareness Week Statewide Committee, University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Idaho Water Awareness Week brings together various sponsors to help support regional water education events and materials. Teaching materials are available for 5th grade.

University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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