In September of 1805,
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery traveled through Idaho on
their way West. They were not just explorers. They were also scientists!
President Thomas Jefferson sent the explorers West to not only find
a passage to the Pacific, but to also document all the details of the
plant and animal life in the region and to learn more about the minerals
and mountains found along the way. People didn't know what to expect
and told tales of wondrous creatures: unicorns, gargantuan woolly mastodons,
seven-foot-tall beavers, and friendly, slim-waisted buffalo. What did
they really find? Click on the links above to learn more about the Science
of Lewis and Clark. Watch our experts, "Meriwether Lewis" Tim
McNeil and wildlife biologist Adare Evans,
answer your questions on the live television show . Mr. McNeil's appearance
is made possible by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council.
Dialogue For Kids: The Science
of Lewis & Clark