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Summer Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning in Rural Idaho

entrance to Zena Creek Ranch

Summer 2023 Field Course | 3-credits | July 28-August 4

On-site intensive field learning for undergraduate and graduate students across environmental disciplines. Students will investigate use-inspired questions related to energy and water transitions in rural Idaho. Focus will be placed on problem-based learning, individual reflection, and field projects.

Zena CreekAbout Zena Creek Ranch

Exploring net zero-energy, river restoration, tribal interests, and community connections

Zena Creek Ranch is a 50-acre inholding outside of Yellow Pine with a rich history connected to the tribal, mining, logging, and recreational communities in the region. The ranch is fully off-grid and located near the Frank Church Wilderness and the Stibnite mine.

Course Information

ENVSTD 497/ENGR 497/BIO 497
PUBADM597/ENGR 597/BIO 597

Questions about the summer course, field research, or how to register?
Contact Stephanie Lenhart (


Supported by the School of the Environment, School of Public Service, College of Engineering, the Andrus Center, and the Energy Policy Institute-CAES