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Teachers Heading To Yellowstone For Climate Change Workshop

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Date: August 2, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2012     12-057    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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Teachers Heading To Yellowstone For Climate Change Workshop

Yellowstone National Park will host a teacher workshop on climate change this month. Yellowstone is one of eight parks participating in the 2012 Parks Climate Change Challenge program, which is funded by the National Park Foundation.

Fifteen teachers from Big Sky, Belgrade, Billings, Boulder, Colstrip, Gardiner, Livingston, and Red Lodge, Montana, have been selected to participate in the workshop, which will be held August 14-17. The workshop will be led by National Park Service staff, with assistance from staff from Montana State University and the Yellowstone Association.

The Parks Climate Challenge program is designed to give teachers the tools to develop engaging lesson plans, create hands-on service projects, and design field trips for students to help them better understand climate change and develop a stronger connection to the national parks. 

The program isn't limited just to the teachers who were selected to come to Yellowstone or one of the other parks this summer. Teachers everywhere can access the materials used by going online to www.parksclimatechallenge.org.

The project was made possible through the generous support of the Inner Spark Foundation and individual donors, and is done in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.

As the only national charitable partner to the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation connects Americans with their nearly 400 national parks to ensure they are preserved for generations to come.

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