The Nature of Idaho

Thursday from 8:30am to 9:00am

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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 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."

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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!

The Nature of Idaho- Sons of Bannock

Aug 19, 2020

Join Peter Pruett and Leif Tapanila as they speak with Jake Kratochvil (Crattoville) from Sons of Bannock. He brought his guitar so they'll strum some tunes, discuss music, and talk about finding inspiration here in East Idaho.

You may have felt the ground shaking this spring? Leif and Peter welcome Dr. Glenn Thackray, a professor in the Geosciences Department at Idaho State University, back to the program for a conversation about the recent Stanley Earthquake in central Idaho.

Dinosaurs! Join Leif and Peter as they speak with Dr. LJ Krumenacker from Idaho State University about dinosaurs in Idaho.

Learn how you can help Monarch butterflies succeed here in Idaho in this episode of The Nature of Idaho. Leif and Peter welcome Beth Waterbury from Idaho’s Department of Fish and Game.