The Center on Main is the home of the Investigate Boise Program.
The program, billed as a “field school of urban affairs,” is an immersive, two-part, 10-day class that will be offered each summer.
Investigate Boise provides a unique opportunity for students to experience place-based education, a holistic approach to urban studies that fosters civic engagement. Site specific and experiential, it thrives on the pulse of the city, moving college beyond the classroom, keeping the learning pragmatic and real.
More information about next summer’s Investigate Boise program is coming soon.
View video, course documents, and additional information at the Center for Idaho History and Politics Website.
A few students’ comments about the program:
- Place-based education is an amazing way to learn. I will take more form this class and apply it than I can remember from my last three years of classroom work.
- This class was informative, fun, and interesting. I found myself talking about it all week with my friends and family. I can’t wait to have people visit me from out of town and tell them all about this great city.
- Taking us to see and interact with the places we were learning about helped me remember the material. Plus it kept it interesting. I was impress with the speakers–both with their experience and their knowledge.
- I enjoyed this class! It was great to have a hands on approach to learning.