Tuesday, May 30 – Boise River Riparian Areas and the Ground Dwelling Creatures. Idaho Rivers United River Lecture Series presents Ben Simko, Entomologist and Retired Educator. This session will discuss the basic spider biology and cultural influences and the importance of macro creatures in our diverse ecosystems.  From 6 to 7 pm, at the Garden City Library, 6015 North Glenwood Street in Garden City. Information is available at

Thursday, June 1 – Solarize the Valley – Have you ever thought about installing solar panels?  If you live in Ada County or Canyon counties you can go solar and save money with the Solarize the Valley Campaign sponsored by the Snake River Alliance.  The Alliance has pre-negotiated great prices for you to install top quality PV solar panels on your home. Workshop starts at 6:30 pm  at the Boise Co-Op at the Village in Meridian. Another is scheduled for June 13 at Riverstone International school. More information is available at

Wednesday, June 7 – Watershed Wednesday – Beginning June 7, and then continuing every Wednesday until August 9 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., there’ll be themed activities, crafts, and scientific demonstrations in the exhibit hall at the Boise Watershed, followed by hands-on presentations and activities in the Theater. Outside, our River Campus teaches kids about our watershed through art, nature play, and water features. At 11:00 a.m., take a tour of our treatment facility. Closed toe shoes required for tour, ages four and older, no strollers. Although no registration is required for individuals and families. Groups of 10 or more need to register at least two weeks in advance. There’s more information at

Saturday, June 10 – Foothill Family Day – Foothill Family Day – Join us for our monthly nature program! We have experts speak, crafts, activities, interpretive stations, and our backyard is always open to explore! Bring your family and play while you learn about this month’s topic at our family picnic day! 10:00 AM at the Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, in Boise. Information is available at

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