Friday, April 29th, 2016
Theme: STREAM in Steppe
Our overall purpose is to prepare for our overnight rafting trips with Wild Science Explorers on the Snake River. We will start our river adventures at Celebration Park and then 11 miles later we'll be taking out and spending the night at Celebration Park. STREAM is STEM with the humanities (reading & the arts) included and steppe represents the sagebrush steppe through which the Snake River canyon passes. Our goal is to inspire young people to go on to college by introducing them to the professionals who work on and near the river and letting them share their stories and research studies first hand. Outside Day 2016 will help introduce students to the things they will experience on the Snake River in September and October, 2016.
Location: Discovery Park State Park, east of Boise, Idaho on HWY 21 below Lucky Peak
Weather Forecast: A perfect Outside Day, cool in the morning and mid 70's by afternoon
8 AM TREE students leave Timberline High School
8:30 AM AVID Students Leave West & South Junior Highs
9:00 AM AVID Students Arrive
9:00 -- 9:45 Welcome & Introductions
10:20 -- 10:25 Passing Time
10:25 -- 10:55 Activity 2- Fire Ecology
10:55 -- 11:00 Passing Time
11:00 -- 11:30 Activity 3- Snake River Watershed
11:30 -- 12:25 No Host Lunch with special guest speakers
12:25 -- 12:30 Passing Time
12:30 -- 1:00 Activity 4- River Base Camp
1:00 -- 1:05 Passing Time
1:05 -- 1:35 Activity 5- Nature Hike
1:35 -- 2:05 Closing Ceremony
2:05 Avid Buses Leave Discovery Park
2:05-2:30 Clean-up & Wrap-up with TREE Leaders
2:30 TREE bus Leaves Discovery Park
AVID students at South will be led through the stations by student leaders from Timberline's TREE Club.
Let's Make Outside Day 2016 the Best Ever.
A very special thanks to Surat Nicol, Assistant Manager / Ranger at Lucky Peak, (Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation)
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Outside Day was created in 2008 by Dick Jordan, a former AP Environmental Science teacher in Boise Idaho, to get students outdoors as mentors and to invite in community leaders to share their expertise and passion for our precious resources.