The Idaho Museum of Natural History is honored to present this year’s 2017 Natural History Hero award recipient-Dr. Karl E. Holte, Emeritus Professor of Botany. Dr. Holte began teaching at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho in the fall of 1965, both undergraduate and graduate level courses, including...Read More »
Dr. Angela Perri, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Lepzig, Germany, was at the IMNH last week. She is studying and sampling DNA from dire wolves from two southeast Idaho fossil sites.
Perri’s research questions are:
- are the dire wolves from Idaho really dire wolves
- are they a...Read More »
Science is alive and well and happening in our local schools.
Salmon-Challis National Forests, Little Lost River Drainage
By Dr.Rick Williams, Janet Bala, and Pam Reschke
Each year herbarium staff, students, Idaho Native Plant Society members, and friends come together for a long weekend to survey and collect plant specimens representing different regions of Idaho at the Idaho Botanical Foray. This is...Read More »
3D Printed Gifts and Ornaments
Idaho Virtualization Lab
Do you have a Natural History buff in the family? Someone who is hard to buy for? Look no further than the unique holiday gift ideas from the Idaho Virtualization Lab! The IVL is selling 3D printed earrings, pendants, and ornaments on their
From the desk of Amber Tews (Anthropology Collections Manager)
In a continued effort to maintain the collections for years to come IMNH collection managers attended disaster planning workshop. The workshop was hosted by the Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library. The disaster planning workshop was provided by Western States and...Read More »
The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (NASA ISGC) has generously funded a pilot intern program for young women in the Idaho Virtualization Lab (IVL), a research group within the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University.
This past month the Ray J. Davis Herbarium has been fortunate to have members of the ID-Upper Snake Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist Program volunteer about 50 hours of their time. On Tuesday April 26th, five of them spent part of a day making plant vouchers. This involves laying...Read More »
A short series of renders of Skeletal Assemblies created from 3d scans of individual bones.