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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Speakers in the Schools

Interested in bringing knowledgeable guest speakers into your classroom at no cost to your school?

Humanities Montana's Speakers in the Schools offers over 70 programs on topics like history, Native American culture, literature, and civics. Humanities Montana speakers are scholars and recognized experts in their fields.

You can apply for a program funded by Humanities Montana using their easy online application.
How To Apply
  1. First, browse the catalog to find a speaker of interest.
  2. Contact the speaker directly to see if he or she is available. You should do this at least four weeks in advance of the proposed date.
  3. Fill out the online application. Humanities Montana youth programs are free.
  4. Keep a record of the names, hours, and value of volunteer time. This information is required in the online final report due two weeks after your program occurs.
  5. Wait for Humanities Montana's acknowledgement of support, usually about a week after we receive your application. Funding is limited and not all requests are approved.
I don’t know all of their speakers, but I can vouch for ones I’ve heard, including my office mate Ellen Baumler (Chinese in Montana: Our Forgotten Pioneers, How We Miss Them: Ghostly Gatherings from the Treasure State, and Profiles of African American Montanans) and  storyteller Tom Satterly (Butte, the Cosmopolitan City of Montana!) There are lots of other exciting looking offerings as well. So check out the catalog.
 

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