Wednesday, December 13 – From the Sunset Lecture Series at the Foothills Learning Center: Birding in Brazil. From the Amazon rainforest to the dry shrub land of the Cattinga, Brazil has an amazing array of biomes to explore. Terry Rich, former bird specialist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, will share his birding experiences in Brazil, where there are over 1800 species of birds! The Sunset Lecture Series is presented every 2nd Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm at the Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road in Boise. No preregistration is required. There’s more information at

Thursday, December 14 – Southwestern Idaho Birders Association meeting -With nationally recognized animal expert and biologist, Corbin Maxey.  7 pm at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, in Nampa.

Tuesday, January 9 – Legislative 101 – It’s time to get involved in the ups and downs of the Idaho Legislature. Join Jonathan Oppenheimer, ICL’s government relations director, and Rialin Flores, program director with Conservation Voters for Idaho, for a whirlwind tour of the legislative process and discussion. Environmental issues they anticipate for the upcoming legislative session include transportation, water quality, energy and wildlife! Learn how to craft your best testimony, share your concerns with your legislators effectively and engage in the legislative process. If you’ve never attended a committee hearing or testified before the legislature, this is a great introduction to the process so that you can feel confident and prepared to make your voice heard. From 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Boise Public Library, Main Branch – Marion Bingham Room, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise. More information is available at

Monday, January 22 – Thursday, January 25 – The Idaho Water Users Association is hosting their 81st Annual Convention, featuring a broad range of speakers and panels examining a wide range of water and environmental topics. At the Redlion Riverside Hotel in Boise, more information is available at

If you have an event relating to legislative policy or environmental education, please let me know. You can contact me here.

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