Welcome to Wild Science Explorers!
We are a non-profit organization that takes teenagers, including lower income teens, on 3-5 day science education trips down the Lower Salmon River and 1-2 day trips on the Snake River near Celebration Park. Participants study stream ecology, botany, and geology while also participating in natural resource monitoring and service projects for the BLM. They also take part in team-building activities, learn Leave No Trace camping skills, and gain whitewater rafting experience (Class III rapids).
Our mission is to inspire young people to connect to the natural world through educational adventures that spark curiosity, stewardship, and a love of the outdoors.
Wild Science Explorers was founded in 2000 by Brian Reynolds and Ralf Provant after they discovered the positive social and academic benefits of overnight science education trips on their alternative junior high school students.
The staff:student ratio is 1:4. Many of our guides are also teachers who bring a tremendous amount of experience working with youth to our program. They strive to create a safe, fun, and supportive atmosphere that makes each trip memorable.