Adventures & Events

Connect to conservation and be a part of protecting the best of Idaho. Join us for an outdoor adventure, find a hiking spot for your family to explore, or socialize and learn at one of our events in your community!
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Twin Falls Public Library, 201 Fourth Ave E, in Twin Falls
Betsy Mizell
Monday July 23, 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Twin Falls Public Library, 201 Fourth Ave E, in Twin Falls

Twin Falls — Science Pub: Mining Issues in Idaho

Quench your thirst for knowledge at this month’s Science Pub on mining! Idaho has a storied mining history and, to this day, some of the richest metal mining areas in the world. However, hard rock mining can significantly affect our water quality, wildlife and public lands. How do we balance our needs for these metals with the protection of our natural environment?

Join ICL’ s own conservation associate (and geologist), Josh Johnson, to dig into current mining operations in the state and learn how ICL safeguards Idaho’s environment when mining interests are involved. ICL works to ensure that mining activities don’t threaten human health, special places or Idaho’s clean water.

Based on the Science Cafe model developed in Europe in the 1990s, ICL is pleased to present Science Pub as a fun way to bring educators, scientists, presenters and the public together. Come on out, grab a beer and join in on the informal discussions around scientific topics and environmental issues — like mining in Idaho. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for drinks and knowledge!