• Mt Reynolds


    National Park Montana

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: Usually the last week in June each year. We are applying for grants to host this workshop the week of June 22, 2015. Please check back in February 2015 to confirm it is being held and how to apply.
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)


Annual 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., usually at the end of July.
Where: In 2015, Glacier National Park will be the host with the location to be announced.
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.


2014 Wilderness Investigations Teacher Workshop - SORRY! This workshop is full and has a waiting list.

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
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.

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