Jan 07, 2020 7:00 AM
Jim Ekins
Area Water Educator, University of Idaho Extension

Jim Ekins is an outdoor enthusiast and a long-time educator.  Aside from overseeing IDAH2O, a volunteer program where citizen scientists learn to collect water quality data from Idaho streams, he is an avid skier, backpacker, canoeist, runner, and scholar.  Receiving his BS in Natural Resources from Western Carolina University and a Masters in Natural Resources Planning from the University of Oregon he is, in his spare time, pursuing a PhD in Conservation Social Sciences.  Jim has worked in National Parks, the Antarctic, and is now a key resource for the University of Idaho’s outreach program.  Well versed in Idaho’s environmental challenges, Jim will share with our group the important work that is being done to educate Idaho’s Citizenry in water conservation, quality, remediation, and pollution control.  Let’s give Jim a warm Sunrise Rotary welcome, share breakfast with him, and learn about the water that remains one of Idaho’s most valuable resources.