TWIN FALLS, Idaho (News Release) – The Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 takes you to The Great Rift, but not the one most of us in southern Idaho have visited near Craters of the Moon.

Heidi Ware, outreach director for the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State University, will show what’s being done to restore Africa’s Gorongosa Park in Mozambique’s Great Rift.

“Idaho in Africa – The Unique Partnership That Restored Gorongosa National Park” demonstrates the collaborative efforts of Idaho Falls philanthropist Greg Carr, Zoo Boise, and the Intermountain Bird Observatory to reintroduce animal species and birds that were wiped out during decades of civil war in Mozambique.

Ware’s work focuses on integrating hands-on science for K-12 and university level students with various Intermountain Bird Observatory research projects. She has made two trips to Gorongosa and is currently involved in the training of young Mozambique women scientists here in Idaho.

The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls.

No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.