*THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED* We may attempt to reschedule it for later in 2020.
The Environmental Resource Center’s 5th annual Spring Science Series offers exciting and interactive presentations on scientific topics ranging from plant and animal adaptations and life histories, to unique conservation strategies.
This week of the Spring Science Series we welcome Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (CRMO). CRMO is an amazing place filled with volcanoes and lava flows with one of the harshest environments on the face of the planet. It is a young volcanic terrain where the rocks, some only 2000 years old, slowly break down to form soil. Heated by the sun, surface temperatures can exceed 150F in the summer and temperatures can be < -30F with lots of snow in winter. Little moisture falls in the summer--CRMO is classified as a high desert. How do animals like marmot, pika, and pronghorn survive and thrive in such an environment? This program is offered in conjunction with the ERC’s Spring Exploration Series which brings presenters from across the Northwest to all 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms in Blaine County during the school day. This program is FREE, family-friendly and open to the public! Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about the natural world from visiting experts!