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Kids spend Spring Break with shelter animals
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Kids spend Spring Break with shelter animals

Kids who love animals are spending Spring Break at the Idaho Humane Society this week in Boise. The third annual “Friends for Life” spring break camp is hosting 26 kids, ages 7-14, from different schools to learn how to be a responsible pet owner. “We are able to teach kids about animal responsibility and safety,”…

Students publish book through writers program
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Students publish book through writers program

It was a day of achievement for kids at the Idaho Distance Education Academy (IDEA). On Tuesday, IDEA students gathered to read a book they published in collaboration with The Cabin’s Writers in the schools program.  “It is really great when students have these type of opportunities because they get to work with professional writers…

Gardening education comes to a Boise park
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Gardening education comes to a Boise park

A new park devoted to gardening education officially opened Monday when Boise city officials and staff from the Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) cut a ribbon to a 1,500-square-foot, barn-shaped center at Comba Park. “The new barn is a huge asset for the city because we are able to offer garden-base education to the youth…

Idaho teen lands on the TEDx Talk stage
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Idaho teen lands on the TEDx Talk stage

Timberline High School senior Kate Simonds wants a world where creative collaboration happens between adults and students. Her idea and message is now being delivered on a national stage after she was selected to speak with TEDx Talk in January. “It was an amazing experience, especially for a high school student,” Kate said. The 17-year-old…

Legislators win $16,000 for local schools
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Legislators win $16,000 for local schools

The challenge is over for 49 lawmakers after five weeks of tracking physical activity and healthy eating, for the High Five Mt. Everest Challenge. On Thursday, legislators found out if they were the winner of $5,000 that will go to an elementary school of their choice. Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, was the fastest to reach…