Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve STEM Network
The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve STEM Network is a funded partner of NASA’s Science Activation Program and supports STEM engagement efforts throughout the state of Idaho.
The program has forged a cornerstone partnership with the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, the only gold star-certified dark sky reserve in the US spanning an under-served rural region and thus an ideal venue for STEM engagement.
About the Program
The program combines several, mutually supporting strands:
- ongoing community education efforts hosted at Boise State
- adapting NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) materials and infrastructure to Idaho’s Content Standards for Science curriculum
- citizen science light pollution monitoring to support the Reserve’s mission
- an astronomer-in-residence program within the CIDSR
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