What: A hands-on teacher workshop focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in relation to landscape changes occurring in Glacier National Park. Who: Glacier National Park is partnerinng with the Glacier Institute to offer this workshop geared for upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers. When: June 13-15, 2019. The deadline fo applications is Monday April 1, 2019. Apply on the Glacier Institue website. Cost: Thanks to funding from the Glacier National Park Conservancy, shared rustic cabins, meals, course materials, and transportation during the workshop will be provided for participants. Teachers are responsible for travel expenses to and from Glacier National Park and for any lodging or meals acquired before or after workshop dates. Selected teachers must submit a $50 deposit to secure a spot in the workshop. The deposit will be fully refunded upon completion of the workshop. Where: Glacier Institute Field Camp, located inside the park boundary in West Glacier, and other locations in and around the park. Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 12
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, daycare, afterschool programs and any similar groups looking for hands-on materials about local natural/cultural resources. Use the link to the Flathead CORE website above to register. When: usually offered yearly during October PIR days Cost: Free! Participants should bring their own food and we will have a working lunch. Where: TBA Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 6
Flathead Watershed Through the Seasons
What: Every summer, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park presents a special all-day program highlighting the parks' science and history. The event brings together scientists and historians conducting research in Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, giving them opportunity to share their research and insights with the general public. Contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center for more information. Who: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park When: Generally a day in mid-July, 9:30 am - 3:30 PM (with 1 hour lunch break) Where: 2019 location TBA. Cost: Free!
Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 5 will be available
2019 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 21-23, 2019 Where: Fairmont, MT Cost: See the MEEA Conference website in 2019 for costs. There are often grants available to cover conference fees. OPI Renewal Units: Dependent upon which sessions are attended.