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Educator Workshop in Miles City to Explore "Prairie Ecosystems"

 

October 3, 2018 | View PDF

Swift fox. (Photo by Robert Sisk, MT FWP)

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a "Prairie Ecosystems" educator workshop on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Miles City at Miles Community College Room 106 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

There is no fee for the workshop, an information-packed Project WILD training designed to provide K-12 educators and others who work with youths instructional tools and resources to assist in teaching about Montana's Prairie Ecosystems. Project WILD is a curriculum designed by FWP's Montana Wild educational facility in Helena. The center hosts visits from schools all around Montana and offers travel grants for school districts.

Educators will hear about FWP Region 7 Non-game Biologist Brandi Skone's research into the elusive swift fox, a species of concern in Montana, as well as a citizen science project that can involve schools. Other topics include prairie birds, paddlefish, the new Montana E-bird website and hands-on classroom resources from FWP. Kurt Cunningham, education specialist at Montana Wild, will lead the workshop, and other FWP staff will be on hand.

Participants will be engaged in standards-based learning incorporating science, math and reading literacy skills. Six hours of Office of Public Instruction credit will be available. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To reserve your spot, or for more information, call FWP at 406-234-0926 or email mprell@mt.gov. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 10, and space is limited.

 

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