There are many other events throughout the Valley that might appeal to readers of this year's selection.
Reading at the Refuge
First &Third Monday of each month, 10 AM and 2 PM, Refuge Visitor Center, Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa
Preschoolers (and their parents!) are invited to listen to wildlife-related stories and do a related craft activity.
Head to the Magic Valley on February 16 for a "Water in Idaho and the West Conference” hosted by the Burley Public Library. http://www.bplibrary.org/files/burley/water-conference-program.pdf
Meet the Artists of the Boise Watershed River Campus
Saturday, 10:00 a.m., February 18, Boise City Hall Council Chambers.
Karen Bubb with the City of Boise Arts and History Department will discuss the artists, mediums used, and interpretations of our journey through the Boise River watershed.
Idea of Nature series Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., Boise State Student Union, Jordan and Simplot Ballrooms
February 16, "Deliberate Living: The Challenge of Walden in the 21st Century"
Laura Walls, William P. and Hazel B. White, Professors, University of Notre Dame
March 16, “A Tapestry of Nature: Emerging Themes of Disturbance and Recovery from Multiple Disciplines” Nalini Nadkarni, Professor of Biology, University of Utah
April 20, "The Ghostly Language of the Ancient Earth': The Idea of Nature in Deep Time"
Scott Ashley, Lecturer in Medieval History, Newcastle University, U.K.
Watershed Weekend – A Walk to the Rookery
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., March 18, Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Rd., Boise
Venture on a ½ mile walk to the largest heron rookery in Boise. Learn about the nesting and mating habits and other fun facts about this beautiful bird that makes the Boise River and surrounding areas its home.
Beyond the White Clouds: Behind the Scenes
Monday, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., March 27, Boise State Student Union, Jordan Ballroom, 1700 University Dr., Boise.
The success of the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness initiative is a testament to the collaboration of many individuals and organizations. Idaho Public Television and Outdoor Idaho documented the incredible 50-year journey in a cinematic-worthy one hour feature that premiered in December of 2016.
Why Public Lands Matter
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., March 28, Boise State Student Union, Jordan Ballroom, 1700 University Dr., Boise. $50/person – includes lunch and reception
This full day conference offered by the Andrus Center for Public Policy is designed to look at current federal management practices, the various voices in support and dissent, and potential stakeholder collaboration toward forward-looking best practices designed to manage, protect, and preserve our public lands for the generations to follow.
Fettuccine Forum - How the Greenbelt Saved Boise
Thursday, 5:00 p.m., April 6, Boise City Hall, 150 Capitol Blvd. Boise
David Proctor, author of Pathway of Dreams: Building the Boise Greenbelt, will discuss the little-known story of the Greenbelt’s development. Proctor will explain how the neglected and polluted Boise River transformed into the 170 acres and twenty-seven miles of linear park we revere and relish today.
M.K. Nature Center Family Day
Saturday, April 29, M.K. Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise
Fun for the whole family, with booths and educational stations about Idaho’s plants, animals, and recreation skills, like hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. And a native plant sale - native plants support native animals.