The Nature of Idaho

Every Thursday from 8:30am to 9:00am

The Nature of Idaho: Zoo Idaho, Idaho Museum of Natural History to Debut Radio Show


Zoo Idaho and the Idaho Museum of Natural History bring the wonders of Idaho’s natural world to the airwaves.

SUBSCRIBE TO - The Nature of Idaho PODCAST  (click on the link below to view NoID subscription pages)

Search for "The Nature of Idaho" in iTunes or Google Play Music

The half-hour program features Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent, and Dr. Leif Tapanila, Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, highlighting how the Gem State’s wild places have shaped Idaho’s past, present and future. The show features regular segments on nature news and a fun fact.

“Idaho has so much to offer in terms of varied landscapes, habitats, geology, and people,” said Peter Pruett. “ ‘The Nature of Idaho’ is about sharing our excitement for all that is wild Idaho - the places and the faces.”

"We hope our listeners will take a little time with us to reconnect with nature, whether we're talking about digging up dinosaurs or listening to crickets in the backyard,” said Dr. Leif Tapanila. “There's always something amazing going on outside."

Those who are unable to catch the airing of The Nature of Idaho can download a podcast of previous episodes at


McCall Outdoor Science School

Hosts Leif Tapanila and Peter Pruett speak with John Banks from Parks and Rec in the City of Pocatello. They talk about parks and the value they bring to our cities.

In the last 50 years Idaho warmed up by 2 degrees F. Are we set to warm even further? Join Leif Tapanila and Peter Pruett as they speak with climate scientist, John Abatzoglou, about impacts to Idaho. 

Join Leif Tapanila and Peter Pruett as they speak with Paulette Jordan. She’s running to represent Idaho in the US Senate -- what inspires her about nature?

Join Leif Tapanila and Peter Pruett us as they speak with United States Congressman, Mike Simpson about the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act and what it means for Idahoans!

Join us as we speak with Scott Marchant, author of several guidebooks for hiking in Idaho. Get your daypack ready, Peter, pack lots of water! Come take a hike with us!