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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
February 21, 2014
 
In Reply Refer To:
1115 (420) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/25/2014
Information Bulletin No. 2014-040                                                               
 
To:                   All Washington Office  and Field Office Officials
                        Attn: State Education Leads, Hands on the Land Site Managers
 
From:               Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           Bureau of Land Management to Host Ten Teachers Through the New “Teachers on the Public Lands” Program         
 
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 is supporting the placement of ten classroom teachers as “interns” at HOL sites around the nation during the summer of 2014.  Those HOL sites selected to host a teacher are: 
  • Campbell Creek Science Center, Anchorage District Office, Alaska
  • Atwell Island, Bakersfield Field Office, California
  • California Coastal National Monument - Trinidad Gateway, Arcata Field Office, California
  • Rio Grande Natural Area, San Luis Valley Field Office, Colorado
  • McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Grand Junction Field Office, Colorado
  • Jupiter Inlet Natural Area, Southeastern States Field Office, Florida
  • Table Rocks, Medford District Office, Oregon
  • Student Explorations, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
  • Welch Ranch and Dry Creek Petrified Tree Recreation Areas, Buffalo Field Office, Wyoming
  • National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, High Plains District, Wyoming 

Each teacher 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.  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 will 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 still interested in hosting a teacher through the TPL program are reminded that they may do so using funds from their local BLM office, if available.  The cost of hosting a teacher is $3000.  For more information contact 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. 

 
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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