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Swan Valley Teacher Workshops

'Stories from the Land'

September 25-27 and
November 13-15, 1998

Seeley Swan Pathfinder
September 24, 1998

Swan Ecosystem Center in Condon , Montana, is offering two workshops for teachers during the 1998 fall semester.

The first workshop September 25-27-"The Stories of Forests Through Time"-will focus on the natural and human-caused forces of change that

continually shape and reshape forests. Teachers will learn to recognize patterns created by forest plant succession, fire, insects and disease, early logging practices and modern forest management.

The second workshop-"The Stories of People on the Land"-November 13-15 will give teachers the skills to conduct oral histories and help community members recognize the significance of their own history.

The workshops are designed for teachers, credentialed educators who are not currently working and home school parents. The three-day session will be conducted both indoors and out and will include practical hands-on activities for sharing the information with students.

The workshops will be held at the U.S. Forest Service Condon Work Center, milemarker 43, Highway 83.

Some scholarships are available. Participants can earn one University of Montana credit.

Swan Ecosystem Center is a citizen based organization encouraging community involvement in ecosystem management. The workshops are being organized for Swan Ecosystem Center by Northwest Connections, a non-profit

business doing ecological research and education in the Swan Valley.

Plum Creek Foundation is partially funding a series of five

workshops to be offered annually by Swan Ecosystem Center.

For more information about the workshop schedules, credit opportunities or scholarship availability please call Melanie Judge at 754-3185. If you have questions about accommodations and registration

please call Swan Ecosystem Center at 754-3137.

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