We believe that training and updating educators on resource issues and topics is critical to a greater understanding of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The Glacier Institute offers periodic teacher workshops on various topics in its schedule of courses. All workshops incorporate experts in a variety of fields related to the workshop’s topic. In addition, participants are given numerous tools and resources to bring back to the classroom.
2015 Teacher Workshop Opportunities
Once again, we are partnering with Glacier National Park to educate teachers and their students about climate change and its impacts within and around Glacier National Park. This is our fourth year of working with Glacier National Park to host a teacher workshop focused on climate change! To view service learning projects and lesson plan ideas from our 2012 workshop, visit the National Park Foundation’s Parks Climate Challenge Program website. You can also find links to resources and tools for teaching national park centric climate change lessons throughout the Parks Climate Challenge Program website.
The 2015 Climate Change Teacher Workshop will be held from June 22-25 and is based out of our Field Camp, located inside the park boundary in West Glacier. We are currently soliciting applications for this workshop. Participation is limited to 18 teachers and applicants should teach at the middle or high school level (grades 5-12, we may take 4th grade teachers if needed). Workshop attendees will receive 32 OPI credits and, if applicable, university graduate credit is available for an extra fee. For more information, download the Workshop Description or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to apply, please click on the “Climate Change Teacher Workshop Application” link below. The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 12, 2015. Applications received after this date will be reviewed if the course is not filled.
Climate Change Teacher Workshop Application