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River Campus Tour

  • Grades K - Adults
  • 30-60 minutes
  • Boise WaterShed
  • Free

Offered March - October. Outdoor lesson.

This walkable interactive tour on two acres in front of the education center tells the story of our watershed through integrated public art, water, and landscaping. See water cascading from the headwaters, where it flows into Lucky Peak Reservoir. Visitors can manage the water flowing from Lucky Peak Dam and stroll past the City of Trees. Follow the flow of the river, past artistic wildlife, agricultural areas and wetlands. Visitors will have a better understanding of the Boise River watershed, seeing how our actions upstream can affect the ecosystem and others downstream. Students have the option of wading in to the shallow, simulated river to construct rock dams and manage the river’s flow.

Kindergarten–6th grades may want to visit the River Campus interactive trail. Utilizing the concepts of nature play, the trail will engage students to play, construct, and create art to learn about the ecosystem. Tour content and length can be adjusted for all grade levels. Class size 10 – 30 students, up to 60 students per field trip. Ask about bussing reimbursement



Idaho State Science Standards

ESS2-K-3 , ESS3-5-1 , ESS3-MS-4

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