Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fire Speaks the Land

Fire Speaks the Land Brochure

“Fire Speaks the Land” is an active audiences’ performance in K-6 schools that educates youth about their natural environment through an interactive, innovative performance. The 50-minute gymnasium assembly empowers students to become better stewards of public lands and gives them a sense of pride in their national treasures.

We use music, movement, lights, costumes and narration in a captiviating performance that both educates and enterains. Children adore it! Teachers have called it “The best science lesson I’ve ever seen!” One principal wrote, “My son talked about it all weekend!”  “Fire Speaks the Land connects to the earth science and Indian Education for All curriculum. Each participating School receives and on-line “Teacher Resource Guide” to help teachers prepare students for the performance and follow-up afterwards. This guide is filled with creative activities that linke to the arts, fire science and forest ecology.

For more information, contact karen.kaufmann@umontana.edu, 406-243-2870.

Montana Conservation Corps Recruiting

Swan River Oxbow PreserveMontana Conservation Corps is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth and young adults through hands-on conservation service and education. Each season we enroll over 200 young adults from across the country, age 18 and up, in our AmeriCorps program, and more than 100 local teens, ages 15 to 17, in our Youth Service Expedition program. Our members live, learn and serve together, in crews of six to eight members, in some of our country’s wildest places. They complete conservation projects in local communities, national forests, state and national parks, wildlife refuges and federally designated wilderness areas. Participants receive the experience of a lifetime through challenging projects and the rigors of camp life, coupled with education aimed at creating engaged citizens and lifelong environmental stewards. All of these factors create an ideal situation for personal growth that leads to increased confidence, communication and leadership skills, and the ability to work well with people from all walks of life.

Apply today at:

http://mtcorps.org/about