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  • Logan Pass water system temporarily down

    The water system will shut down Tuesday afternoon, July 22, and the temp system is anticipated to be working by the weekend. Visitors should bring water or refillable water bottles. There will be some water available to refill bottles in the parking lot. More »

  • St. Mary Visitor Center temporarily closed

    It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.

Professional Development

Glacier National Park and Glacier Institute Climate Change Teacher Workshop

What: Glacier National Park Climate Change Teacher Workshop
Who: Glacier National Park Education, Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier Institute staff, Park researchers, United States Geological Survey scientists, and other Resource Professionals to do presentations and to take teachers out in the field to learn about their research and how it relates to climate change.
When: June 23-26, 2014.
Where: Glacier Institute Field Camp, West Glacier, Montana
Cost: Free* - includes lodging, meals, and travel during the workshop. (Transportation to and from the workshop and meals outside of workshop hours are not included.) Eighteen teachers will be selected from all over the United States. Applications and more detailed information is available at www.glacierinstitute.org/workshop .

OPI Renewal Units = 32
University Credit = 2 Univeristy of MT credits (pending approval)




 

Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day

What: Researchers from Waterton-Glacier International Peace park present 20 minute summaries of their research.
Who: Various national park researchers. Presenters to be announced.
When: 9:30 - 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Where: Falls Theatre, Waterton townsite, Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada.
Cost: Free!
OPI Renewal Units: 7

Contact Glacier's the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, 406-888-5827 for more information. Visit the Science and History Day webpage.


 

Wilderness Investigations Teacher Workshop

What: This workshop will introduce a new set of information, learning activities, and resources for teachers who want to expose their students to wilderness topics. All of the materials are correlated to national and state content and performance standards. During this 2-day workshop, participants will be exposed to ways to expand classroom boundaries to include local places with wild elements, and to experience an integrated approach to place-based teaching using "wilderness" as the organizing concept.

Who: The Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center, Glacier National Park, Glacier Institute, Flathead National Forest, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation will be coordinating the activities for the workshop.
When: September 13-14, 2014.
Where: Glacier Institute Field Camp, West Glacier, MT.
Cost: Free* food and lodging during the workshop the Glacier Institute Field Camp for all the participants. Transportation to and from the Field Camp site for the workshop as well as the national park entrance fee must be paid for by the participants.
To Register: Submit the on-line application that will be available on the Glacier Institute's website at the end of April 2014.

OPI Renewal Units: 10 (one University of Montana credit also available for an additional fee).

Contact Glacier's Education Specialist for more information.

* Funding for this workshop is provided by the Montana Wilderness Association (Flathead Chapter), the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Education Consortium (COCEEC), and the Sustainability Fund.


 

Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE) Educational Trunk Workshop

What: This hands-on workshop will give educators an opportunity to explore the many educational trunks available for loan in the Flathead region.
Who: Hosted by community organizations/participants in Flathead CORE. This workshop is open to teachers, youth group leaders, home schools, daycares, afterschool programs and any similar groups looking for hands-on materials about local natural/cultural resources.
When: Scheduled for October 16, 2014.
Where: Location to be anounced, generally somewhere in the Flathead Valley. Previous locations included Lone Pine State Park and the Flathead National Forest Supervisor's Office in Kalispell, MT.
Cost: Free!

Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 6


 

2015 Montana Environmental Education Association Conference

What: This annual event is a chance to learn about resource issues and educational opportunities available throughout Montana.
Who: MEEA, Montana Environmental Education Association
When:
March 19 and 20, 2015
Where: Polson, MT
Cost: See the MEEA Conference website for information in 2015, grants to cover conference fees are available
OPI Renewal Units: Dependent upon which sessions are attended.


Did You Know?

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Did you know that in 1985, the Going-to-the-Sun Road was dedicated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark?