Monday, December 12, 2016

Become an Ambassador of Natural History and Conservation

The National Museum of Forest Service History is looking for K-12 educators in all areas of study to become Ambassadors of Natural History and Conservation. They are building an incredible facility in Missoula, Montana and need teachers to help them build a strong, viable education department.

To this end, they are hosting an inaugural conference May 9-11, 2017 at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch/American Explorers Basecamp in Emigrant, MT, (35 minutes from Yellowstone National Park). Participants will also attend follow up meeting (date to be determined by participants).

Conference Collaborators will be attending educators, the National Museum of Forest Service History in Missoula, Montana and Teaching Primary Sources: The Library of Congress. Why participate? As a teacher, this conference will allow you to  

  • Create activities and or lesson plans that will make your classroom instruction come alive in the areas of History, Science, Conservation, Literature, Math, Art, and even Technology.
  • Learn how to access, assess and accumulate materials from the databases of both National Museum Forest Service and the Library of Congress.
  • Earn PIR credit hours and while enjoying this state-of-the-art facility where together we can greet Spring in a whole new fashion. Design your classroom studies before you leave for summer.!
  • Have an incredible opportunity to become involved in helping build the education division of the NATIONAL MUSEUM FOR FOREST SERVICE HISTORY. YOU can
    • Be in on the ground floor of an exciting opportunity.
    • Meet and collaborate with educators from Montana as well as across the U.S. as well as staff from the Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources and The National Museum of Forest Service History.
    • Build a model Lesson Plan based on direct instruction from Library of Congress-Teaching Primary Sources facilitator.(Denver based).
    • Recreate, plan and dream high on a mountainside overlooking the edge of Yellowstone National Park- additional ways to deliver more exciting, innovative and memorable lessons to your students.
How can you participate? Apply to become an ambassador for the NMFSH. Applications are due Feburary 1, 2017.

If you are selected, you will earn credits and extra stipend to cover your travel and incidental meal expenses. Additionally, all lodging and meals are covered on site at the Basecamp in May 2017.

If you are chosen, you will have an opportunity to

Return completed applications to
Cheryl Hughes
Education Coordinator
National Museum of Forest Service History
PO BOX 2772
Missoula, Montana. 59806

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