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Contact: Lauren Alley, 406-888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MT. – Glacier National Park and the Glacier Institute are currently accepting applications for a “Discovering Glacier through Science and Culture” teacher workshop. Teachers will spend a week with other educators passionate about Glacier National Park and a shared interest in exposing students to outdoor learning opportunities. The workshop will also include a cultural education component, including ways to enhance Indian Education For All lesson plans. The workshop will be held June 26–29, 2017 at the park.
Upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers from the local area and across the country are encouraged to apply. Teachers selected for the field-based workshop will spend time in the park with agency researchers, educators, and cultural speakers discussing park resource issues and topics. The four-day workshop will be based at the Glacier Institute’s Field Camp in West Glacier. Teachers will learn about a variety of current research projects and learn about the park’s resources through both native perspectives and western science.
One participant from the 2016 workshop said, “The experts in their field that presented and shared experiences with us were extremely beneficial. I loved the field experiences as well. The cultural component as a focus was critical to my interest in this program and was overall very good.”
Room and board will be provided free of charge during the workshop and participants who complete the workshop will receive a stipend to support service learning opportunities. Participation is limited to 18 teachers.
To apply, and learn more about the workshop, visit the Glacier Institute’s website at https://www.glacierinstitute.org/ or call 406-755-1211. On-line applications will be accepted through close of business on Monday, April 10, 2017 or until the workshop is full. The workshop is expected to fill quickly.
This workshop and other critical park projects like it would not be possible without financial support from Glacier National Park Conservancy donors. Learn more at glacier.org.