McCall Outdoor Science School Offers Summer Workshops for Idaho Science and Math Teachers

Thursday, May 13 2010

Written by Sue McMurray

MCCALL, Idaho – While their students are enjoying summer vacation, Idaho science and math teachers will have opportunities to learn how to bring elements of the outdoors into their classrooms by the time the fall term begins.

Two federally sponsored environmental technology, climate and water science workshops are being offered to middle school and high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus next month.

The McCall Outdoor Science School’s Teacher Institute will offer the following workshops:

• June 21-24: “Exploring the Environment Using Field Data and Geospatial Tools.” Participants will spend three days in McCall using the latest geospatial tools and technology to explore the water and ecosystems around Ponderosa State Park. NASA is covering the cost of the workshop. Space is limited to 12 participants.

• June 24-28: “Current Research in Climate and Water Science.” Teachers will spend a long weekend on Payette Lake working alongside university scientists to discover the latest in climate and water research and how it can be integrated into the classroom. The National Science Foundation is covering the cost of the workshop. Space is limited to 30 participants.

Both workshops provide a $100 travel stipend. Workshops are designed to be taken separately or as a unit. Participants may apply to one or both. University credit is available for $55 per credit. To apply, call (208) 634-3918 or e-mail
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 130 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. The university is home to the Vandals, the 2009 Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl champions. For information, visit

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit