RMRS Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Science Program RMRS Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Science Program

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Rocky Mountain Research Station
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 Air, Water and Aquatics Science Program
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   Class in the Creek
   What's a Watershed
   Climate Change
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About the Rocky Mountain Research Station

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322 East Front St., Ste 401

Boise, ID 83702

(208) 373-4340


Rocky Mountain Research Station Headquarters

2150 Centre Ave., Bldg A
Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 295-5923

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Science for Kids


Spring is in the air...

Warm winds and renewing rain showers chase away the winter chill! Spring has arrived and the landscape is preparing for new life from bright colored tulips to spawning steelhead! It's a perfect time to explore the outdoors! Click Here for our Spring Edition of 10 Fun Things to do Outside! (5.59MB PDF)

Activities and Projects
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Class in the Creek!

Hey Kids! Put on your wading boots and grab a kick-net at the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center in Boise, Idaho! We'll meet you there and jump right into the Boise river to start exploring for cool bugs, fish and... oh wait, the rest is a surprise...


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What is a Watershed Anyway?

Wondering what a watershed actually is? Did you know that you use your watershed every day? Well... come on over and learn a bit more about where your water comes from, where it's going, common concerns, and all sorts of cool stuff about the water you use! CLICK HERE

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Climate Change

Climate Change is the gradual shift in earth's overall temperature and weather patterns. Currently, the rapid rate at which the earth is warming is a question for concern and scientists are hard at work to find out how human activities might speeding up the process, as well as what a warming climate may do to the environments we live in right now. If climate changes too quickly animal species will not have time to adapt!


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Check out the NEW Forest Service Water Web Resources Site!

National forests compose only 17% of the land in 8 Inland West states, but supply 62% of their water.  Bite-size facts like these explain how forests serve the water needs of people, plants and animals.  Watershed stewardship is more vital than ever as bark beetles, population growth, climate change and forest fires stress water resources.  People in 177 counties in 13 states rely on water that flows from Rocky Mountain national forests and feel these effects. MORE

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All About Fish

Have you ever wondered about all of those cool fish out in the river? Did you know that a lot of Idaho's fish swim over 700 miles all the way to the Pacific Ocean (this means that they are anadromous, which is a fancy word meaning that they spend part of their lives in ocean water) and then come back? Wait till you hear the rest of THE STORY! (bpa.gov)


Partnership Logos: Idaho Department of Fish & Game, MK Nature Center




Idaho Salmon & Steelhead Days


MK Nature Center


Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center


Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center


Discovery Center of Idaho






Get Outdoors USA


More Kids in the Woods


BPA - Kids in the Creek


Forest Service - Climate Change, Water, and Kids-Natural Inquirer


USFS -Pacific Northwest Research


Station-Classroom EarthScience


News for KidsARS "Sci 4 -Kids"


WOLFTREE - Be Outside


MonarchLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure



Rocky Mountain Research Station - Air, Water and Aquatic Environments Sciences Program
Last Modified:  Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 10:50:03 CST

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