Outside Day was created in 2008 by Dick Jordan, an AP Environmental Science teacher at Timberline High in Boise, to get his students outdoors as mentors for younger students and to invite in community leaders to share their expertise so everyone comes away with a greater appreciation of our precious resources. This is our sixth Outside Day and our focus this year is to "train the trainers" so we can reduce our ecological footprints in our schools, homes and businesses.
Friday, April 25th, 2014
Theme: "Saving Your Mother (Earth)," with special guest Carolyn Pace, Miss Boise 2014
Location: Discovery Park State Park, east of Boise, Idaho on HWY 21 below Lucky Peak
Weather Forecast: High of 60 with a 40% chance of rain and 10 mph winds. It will be cool so come prepared.
8:00 AM Volunteers & presenters arrive and get set up
8:50 AM Elementary Students Leave Their Schools
9:15 AM Garfield Students Arrive
9:20 -- 9:50 Welcome, Introductions & Opening comments
10:20 -- 10:25 Passing Time
10:25 -- 10:55 Activity 2
10:55 -- 11:00 Passing Time
11:00 -- 11:30 Activity 3
11:30 -- 12:25 No Host Lunch* with Carolyn Pace & TREE's EcoRangers
Click HERE for more info about Carolyn's GREEN message & mission
12:25 -- 12:30 Passing Time
12:30 -- 1:00 Activity 4
1:00 -- 1:05 Passing Time
1:05 -- 1:35 Activity 5
1:35 -- 2:05 Visit Garden & Farm Stations for special treats
2:05 Bus Leaves Discovery Park
2:10 -- 2:50 Clean-up & Wrap-up With Timberline Student Leaders
Hands-on Sustainability Activities
Station 1, WATER. Students will explore the giant bowl that collects water into our Boise River. They will be exploring our watershed, flow of water, the impacts of pollution and ways to keep the water and the organisms that depend upon it safe. This activity will be facilitated by Boise City's WaterShed. The goal is to reduce water use and gain an appreciation of our precious water supply.
Station 2, Leadership Training. Students will be given more information about the sustainability initiative in the Boise School District and how Garfield became the district's elementary pilot program. Students will also learn how they can begin their sustainability program & TREE Club back at Garfield.
Station 3, ENERGY. Students will visit several hands-on activities and models to see how electricity is made through human power, solar and water. This activity will be facilitated by EverGreen Tech.
Station 4, Waste Reduction. Students will learn about solid waste by playing games which will help them understand the impact of waste and how they can make improvements by changing their behaviors. This activity will be facilitated by Republic Services.
Station 5, Being Outside. Students will learn why it is so important to spend time outdoors and why today is called Outside Day. Timberline students will lead this hike to the Lucky Peak dam with a discussion of the area's special stories about its geology, biology and history,
Fifth graders from Garfield Elementary School will be led through all five stations by student leaders from Timberline's AP Environmental Science classes and TREE Club. *try to bring an earth friendly lunch
Let's Make Outside Day 2014 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 connects students with their community, promoting an appreciation for the great outdoors & our precious resources.