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I think that the MILES projects that will have the biggest impacts on Idaho are all that relate to education, at all different levels. The Adventure Learning program will encourage teachers, possibly from kindergarten through high school, touch generations of Idaho citizens. The projects that involve undergraduate and graduate students will prepare future scientists so that they are better able to educate the public. Plus, as shown in the videos, MILES is already working with the non-scientist public, getting them involved in making decisions about Idaho’s ecosystems.
The MILES project area of study that I feel is most important is the research into our water resources! However, I would extend it to the politically incorrect area of contamination. Pocatello’s landfill, Union Pacific’s large diesel waste ponds and FMC’s heavy metal and radon have contaminated both our air and water. Our underground aquifer has been damaged for years to come and we need to guard against continuing and future issues. I know that we (or east coast companies) made these decisions for socio- economic reasons but current and future generations are, and will be paying the... more
I am excited to embark on this adventurous week and learn more about the immediate world that surrounds me, my family, and my students.
The two videos that piqued my interest were "Portneuf's Future" and "Citizen Scientists." I see any impact as a positive and forward progress as a blessing for our community. It is hard for me to measure the scale of impact the efforts in these two videos will have, but as a Pocatello resident and educator, I am already motivated to support the efforts employed in these two videos.
I am a native Oregonian and two of the things I miss... more
Welcome to the AL Blog. This is where you will post assignments and collaborate and communicate with fellow participants of the AL Pocatello Workshop. If you haven’t already head to the assignments tab at the top of the page and follow the Pre-workshop assignments for Thursday and Friday of the 2017 Pocatello workshop. Additionally, when you are posting in the blog make sure the location is set to “Pocatello" and date is set to "2017." You can comment on other participant's blog posts at the bottom of the posts.