2022-2023 Flathead Watershed Through The Season (FWTTS)

A year-long, place-based training opportunity for K-12 educators in the Flathead Watershed

Modeled after successful 20 year "Forest For Every Classroom" professional development.

The Glacier Institute is partnering with the Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE) to provide a year-long, place-based training opportunity for K-12 educators in the Flathead Watershed; participation is limited to 12 teachers. This professional development training will take place in different geographic locations within the Flathead Watershed.  

Each session will be interdisciplinary in nature with the same cohort of twelve teachers. A diversity of natural resource land management agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools within the watershed provide sessions that engage teachers and, thus their students, in learning more about the place they live. Please see the information and map of the watershed from the Flathead Watershed Sourcebook to see if your school falls within the watershed.

Thanks to funding from the Glacier National Park Conservancy and an Applied Materials Foundation grant to the Flathead Lake Biological Station, the training is provided free of charge including materials, meals and overnight accommodations for the summer and fall sessions. Due to workshop locations, lodging may be rustic (and shared) and is only available for workshop participants (no additional family members).

*There are forty Pupil Instruction Related (PIR) hours/ Office of Public Instruction (OPI) renewal units available for workshop attendees who complete all of the sessions.

FWTTS Details

We are currently soliciting applications for this workshop. We are looking for a diverse pool of candidates, in formal school settings, from across all grade levels and across the Flathead Watershed. Applying early is encouraged. For more information, visit the frequently asked questions (FAQs) or contact us at register@glacierinstitute.org. If you would like to apply, please click on the “Flathead Watershed through the Seasons” application link below. Applications will be accepted from February 15-28, 2022. Applications received after February 28, 2022 will be reviewed if the workshop is not filled. Selected applicants will be notified by email by April 1, 2022. This workshop is made possible by funding from the Glacier National Park Conservancy and the Applied Materials Foundation. 

Flathead CORE Steering Committee Members for planning Flathead Watershed through the Seasons (FWTTS) are from: Flathead Lake Bio Station, University of MT; Flathead National Forest; Glacier Institute; Glacier National Park; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks- Lone Pine State Park; Northwest MT Educational Cooperative; Whitefish Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship.