A variety of professional development workshops are offered by park staff and partner organizations.
Wilderness Investigations Teacher Workshop: Fri. - Sat., May 2-3
Steve Archibald, Education and Outreach Representative at the National Wilderness Training Center, will provide a two day workshop for teachers entitled Wilderness Investigations (WI). This rigorous, standards-correlated, and place-based toolkit includes live teacher training workshops, printed and downloadable teaching materials, online investigation-specific training, and a WI teacher networking site for sharing, problem-solving, and WI program announcements. WI topics are focused on key elements of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and include classroom, field, and family components. Every WI investigation includes project-based/hands-on activities, and many lead to service learning opportunities. WI is subject-integrated and geared mainly to 5th-8th grade audiences (but is easily adapted for other grades). Craters of the Moon became the first designated wilderness area in the National Park System in 1970. Credit options include:
Wilderness Photography Workshop: Fri. - Sun., June 13-15
Did You Know?
"a weird and scenic landscape peculiar to itself" is how President Calvin Coolidge described Craters of the Moon when he established this National Monument in 1924. Craters of the Moon is perhaps the only officially "weird" park in the National Park System. More...