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March 2018

The Electrical Grid: What Happens Behind the Light Switch

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
Free

#2286-1 - Electrical power came to Idaho to serve the mining industry in the late 1880s. Today, we depend on this resource to assist us throughout our day-to- day lives. Discover how “The Grid” provides power to your home, as well as the challenges and opportunities of incorporating renewable energy. We’ll also explore what happens when the power goes out and what it takes to get it back.

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ISU Anatomy and Physiology Labs Tour

March 15 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 East Central Dr
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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$5

#2176-1 - Although human anatomy hasn’t changed much in the recent past, the technology used to teach it has. At the L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories, advances in technology and virtual anatomy combine with classical methods of study. Come tour this new facility, then explore and discuss the heart, brain, and other selected areas. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required.

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History in the Bown House

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Historic Bown House, 2121 East Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Free

#2287-1 - Step back in time! Learn about Joseph and Temperance Bown’s historic 1879 sandstone home and its history, share hands-on activities, explore, and visit days gone by. No elevator is available for upstairs viewing; however, upstairs activities are available on the ground level via video and small activity boards. Please park in the Riverside School bus oval. Sign up for one tour only. $12 paid at the door.  Tour 1

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History in the Bown House

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Historic Bown House, 2121 East Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Free

#2287-2 - Step back in time! Learn about Joseph and Temperance Bown’s historic 1879 sandstone home and its history, share hands-on activities, explore, and visit days gone by. No elevator is available for upstairs viewing; however, upstairs activities are available on the ground level via video and small activity boards. Please park in the Riverside School bus oval. Sign up for one tour only. $12 paid at the door.  Tour 2

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April 2018

Wandering Through History in Weiser

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
$12

#2041 - What was the Idaho Institute, then Weiser High School, now houses Snake River Heritage Center. Docents lead us through the Center, including a Holocaust exhibit. On to Weiser Candy and a picnic in a historic park, lunch provided. Bring cash for Center donation, car pool, and your own stash of Weiser Candy. Class fee: $12 (pay at the door).

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The History of Barber

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
AARP Downtown, 3662 South Eckert Road
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Free

#2288 - A company town called Barber once thrived on the banks of the Boise River. Barber’s lumber mill and townsite were an integral part of the Boise landscape for 30 years until closing in 1935. Learn about the role Barber played in shaping the Treasure Valley and take a one-mile walking tour on paved sidewalks and open fields. This tour is not handicapped accessible. Walking tour meet location: AARP Downtown, Lucky 13 Parking Lot.

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Tour the Idaho State Capitol

April 11 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 West Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Free

#2289 - Come and explore the splendor of the Idaho State Capitol. The Renaissance Revival is Idaho’s most significant historic structure and a building that reflects the state’s political, social and economic history. Over 100 years since inception the Capitol continues to function as the seat of Idaho’s state government, currently housing the executive and legislative branches which occupy much of the approximately 111,600 square feet of usable space.

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The Electrical Grid: What Happens Behind the Light Switch

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TBD Boise, ID 83713 United States + Google Map
Free

#2286-2 - Electrical power came to Idaho to serve the mining industry in the late 1880s. Today, we depend on this resource to assist us throughout our day-to- day lives. Discover how “The Grid” provides power to your home, as well as the challenges and opportunities of incorporating renewable energy. We’ll also explore what happens when the power goes out and what it takes to get it back.

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Behind the Scenes at Idaho Public Television

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Idaho Public Television Studios, 1455 North Orchard St.
Boise, ID 83713 United States
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Free

#2290 - See what it takes to broadcast informative and educational programs on Idaho Public Television’s five channels. Explore IdahoPTV’s two studios, operate a television camera, and witness editors at work on programs such as “Outdoor Idaho” and “Science Trek.” Discover how producers and engineers orchestrate live television and take an in-depth look at the engineering involved.

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ISU Anatomy and Physiology Labs Tour

April 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 East Central Dr
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
+ Google Map
$5

#2176-2 - Although human anatomy hasn’t changed much in the recent past, the technology used to teach it has. At the L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories, advances in technology and virtual anatomy combine with classical methods of study. Come tour this new facility, then explore and discuss the heart, brain, and other selected areas. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required.

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