Free Lone Pine State Park Workshop for Early Childhood Educators

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from NPS Glacier National Park:

WEST GLACIER, MONT. -Glacier National Park, in partnership with the Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE), and Project Learning Tree, is sponsoring a free one-day workshop for early childhood teachers and youth group leaders on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

The free workshop will be held at Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center, 300 Lone Pine Road, Kalispell, from 9am to 3:30pm. Teachers can receive six Office of Public Instruction renewal units for attending.

The training offers pre-school and elementary school teachers, daycare providers, home-school parents, 4-H leaders, Girl and Boy Scout leaders and others an opportunity to explore many of the educational trunks available for use in classrooms, at troop or group gatherings or outdoor education programs.

Educational trunks about forests and timber, wetlands, wolves, birds, bears, fire in the ecosystem and more will be featured at the workshop. In addition, Project Learning Tree (PLT) facilitators will be presenting activities from the new PLT Early Childhood Guidebook. All participants will receive a copy of the guidebook. There is no cost for the workshop due to sponsorship from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Plum Creek Timber Company.

Participants must register in advance as there are only 20 slots available. Teachers can register for the workshop through PIRnet at http://www.kalnet.io-solutions.com/pir. Other youth group leaders may register by calling Patti Mason at 406-752-4220. For more information about the Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE) visit http://flatheadcd.org/

The USDA offices (NRCS & FSA) and the Flathead Conservation District are located behind Jo Ann Fabrics and the Sweetheart Bakery store in Evergreen off of LaSalle. The address is:  133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, MT  59901. Click on Office Location to see where the new office is located, or call us for directions, 752-4220.

Conservation Districs (CDs) focus on Water Quality, Coordinated Resource Management and Planning/Watershed Planning, Education, Riparian Management and Urban/Suburban Activities.

Malcolm

contemporary fantasy set in Glacier Park

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4 responses

  1. That appears to be a good program. I’m glad to see them doing it. The sponsorship from Plumb Creek Timer is a real paradox however. They are probably the very worst possible example of timber land stewardship.

      • It’s their version of spin. Kind of like in one of past elections here one of the candidates was caught in a marital affair. He then changed his campaign to one of “family” image and made his wife campaign with him. He lost.

        When I get the time I am going to write a post that displays what Plum Creek says on its website with photos of what I typically see on their “timber” property.