WORLD This week, bison returned to Montana after 100 years in exile. It’s a story about connecting two countries and two cultures; connecting an ancient people to a vital traditional relationship with nature; connecting a missing species to an otherwise intact ecosystem; connecting people to a sustainable food source; connecting various tribes through a traditional alliance; and connecting youth to nature through a culturally significant … Continue reading Bison Return to ‘Buffalo People’
ENVIRONMENT A Montana first-grader has made a video about how climate change is affecting his family and community. (Nat Geo News) Listen to other “Young Voices for the Planet” with our video series about young people making a difference in the battle against climate change. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is climate change? … Continue reading What Does a 6-Year-Old Think of Climate Change?
SCIENCE A tiny horned skull discovered 17 years ago has now been named Aquilops americanus, and marks the earliest arrival of horned dinosaurs in North America. (Nat Geo News) Use this map to learn more about Aquilops and the rest of “North America in the Age of the Dinosaurs.” Teachers, scroll down for short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Look … Continue reading Bunny-Sized Dinosaur Hops into the History Books
ENVIRONMENT Powerful Montana Sen. Max Baucus (D) is working with his state’s other Congressmen on a bipartisan bill to protect the North Fork Flathead River. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to explore the North Fork and better understand watershed ecology. Discussion Ideas The bill supported by Sen. Baucus is called the North Fork Watershed Protection Act. Are students familiar with the concept of a … Continue reading The Old Man and the River