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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
December 16, 2013
 
In Reply Refer To:
1115 (420) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 12/17/2013
Information Bulletin No. 2014-021                                                               
 
To:                   All WO and Field Officials
                        Attn: Hands on the Land Site Managers
 
From:               Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           Request for applications to host a teacher through the Bureau of Land Management’s new “Teachers on the Public Lands” program
DD: 12/31/2013        
 
We are pleased to announce that the BLM is launching a “Teachers on the Public Lands” (TPL) initiative in conjunction with the Hands on the Land (HOL) program

The Washington Office Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships will support the placement of ten classroom teachers as “interns” at HOL sites around the nation during the summer of 2014.  Selected teachers will earn university credit through the University of Colorado Denver and receive a professional development stipend upon completion of a mutually beneficial lesson plan or other education project at an HOL site.  In addition, TPL participants will have the opportunity to spend up to 30 percent of their time learning about public lands and resources, experiencing the day-to-day operations of the BLM, and working with the public.  When teachers return to school in the fall, they are expected to spend part of their classroom time presenting their TPL projects to their own students and to other appropriate audiences.

Hands on the Land site managers who are interested in hosting a teacher through the TPL program are asked to complete and return the attached application by December 31, 2013. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to HOL Program Lead Derrick Baldwin (dbaldwin@blm.gov) of the BLM Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships.  For additional information, please review the attached “Teachers on the Public Lands Program Guidance” document or contact Derrick at (970) 882-6805.  Applicants will be notified of their TPL host site application status by January 8, 2014.

 

Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Carl Rountree                                                              Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                        Division of IRM Governance,WO-860
National Landscape Conservation System
  and Community Partnerships 
 
 
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