Ely District

Great Basin Teachers Workshop

The BLM Ely District hosts the Great Basin Teachers Workshop each July in partnership with other federal and state agencies, and non-profit organizations.  The five-day workshop is directed toward educators’ grades K-12 looking to implement inquiry-based science projects into their classrooms through hands-on discovery of “Life in the Great Basin.”  Workshop participants can obtain In-service or college credits from cooperating colleges and universities.

The 2014 workshop is scheduled Sunday, July 20, through Friday, July 25 and will focus on Biology.  Topics will include, but not be limited to, observation skills development, how to create authentic scientific investigations in the classroom, the study of invasive plants and control methods, and more.

Much of the hands-on workshop takes place in the field.  Participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen, a hat, sturdy hiking boots, sleeping bag and more (a complete list of essentials is provided upon registration).

For more information, please contact:

Patricia Bute, Workshop Coordinator
BLM Ely District Office
702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301
775-289-1905
pbute@blm.gov