The Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission (IRRC) is dedicated to providing scientifically-based educational materials to Idaho teachers. Most science textbooks teach Idaho students more about rainforest ecosystems than rangeland ecosystems.
Understanding the place in which we live will result in better decisions on how to care for the land. Focusing on learning about this complex ecosystem, the IRRC in cooperation with the University of Idaho developed a "Rangeland Assessment Kit" for secondary science classrooms to collect relevant rangeland data.
The IRRC adheres to the North American Association for Environmental Education guidelines. Understanding these complex ecosystems requires scientific inquiry. The IRRC teacher workshops provide the tools for you to better understand the natural dynamics of these diverse systems.