All events listed are free to the public unless otherwise noted, made possible by the Herrett Center, the College of Southern Idaho, the Associated Students of CSI, the CSI Foundation, or as listed. Please join us!
“Idaho Wilderness Considered” (annual Crabtree Memorial Lecture, for Idaho Archaeology Month) by Jennifer Emery-Davidson and panel
Herrett Forum lectures are usually presented on the 2nd Tuesday, Sept. - Nov. and Feb. - May. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, local citizens dedicated to bringing high-quality speakers, scholars, and artists to Twin Falls. Free admission. Doors open at 7 PM.
Discover the basics of manufacturing a simple wooden bow using local materials. This course explores primitive bow construction, from material selection to final tillering, with an emphasis on process rather than final product. Students will shape, scrape, sand and finish their own bow.
This class meets each Monday, Wednesday, & Friday evening from May 14th through the 25th, for six sessions.
Minimum age: 12 (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult)
Class limit: 10
Join local bow maker, Rusty Bowman, as he talks about the regional architecture of prehistoric bows used in the Great Basin and California regions. With time for questions and answers, the various technologies and materials used will be showcased by a number of Rusty's museum-quality replicas. See and feel the same materials used by ancient hunters, transformed from their natural state into sophisticated weapons and functional pieces of art.
Dr. Charles Speer, Curator of Anthropology at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, will discuss how new methods of performing isotopic analysis on mammoth tusks can allow us to track the movement of mammoths 15,000-20,000 years ago on the Snake River Plain. This information can help us determine migratory patterns of mammoths and other Pleistocene animals, which may have been a focus point for the earliest peoples entering the New World through hunting and scavenging.
Solar viewing (weather permitting) and hands-on activities at the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Visitors' Center. Free admission.
At the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument visitors' center. Free admission.
At the Oregon Trail Overlook, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Venus, waxing crescent (16%) moon, Jupiter, Saturn, deep-sky targets (nebulae, star clusters, galaxies). Weather permitting.