Wilderness Investigations Workshop offered
October 4, 2012
The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, is offering a free Wilderness Investigations teacher workshop on Oct. 5 and 6 in Boulder, Wyo.
Teachers will be introduced to Wilderness Investigation topics, including:
• Preservation and protection in their natural condition
• For the American people of present and future generations
• Outstanding opportunities
• Preservation of their wilderness character
• A maturing democracy
Other segments will cover key components of Wilderness Investigations and ways of expanding classroom boundaries to include local places with wild elements. Teachers will also experience an integrated approach to place-based teaching using wilderness as the organizing concept.
One Wyoming Professional Teacher Standards Board credit is available for this workshop and graduate credit approval is pending. Wilderness Investigations is correlated with national and state standards for 5th through 8th grades and is easily adaptable for most grades.
The workshop will be conducted at the Green River Outreach for Wilderness Foundation based at Mountain Springs Ranch. Lodging is available on a donation basis at the ranch and includes a heated, carpeted bunkroom with nearby restrooms. Fee-free camping is available at nearby Scab Creek Recreation Area. Meals are not included; however, a refrigerator, freezer and microwave will be provided.
Space is limited. To register, please contact Katryana Keely at 307-367-5376 or Andrea Davidson at 307-672-5714 by Oct. 4.
Additional workshop information is available at http://carhart.wilderness.net/.