BLM Director Signs Strategy Memorandum
Carl Rountree, BLM Assistant Director for NLCS and Community Partnerships, displays the newly published BLM Education, Interpretation, and Youth Engagement National Strategy while Acting BLM Director Mike Pool signs the Instruction Memorandum (IM) formally distributing it to BLM Field Offices. The IM serves as a "go-ahead" for field offices to begin implementation of action items related to BLM Education, Interpretation, and Youth Programs. Acting Director Pool also contributed a letter of support to the strategy document itself, emphasizing the importance and impacts of the programs it will guide for the next five years. For more information on the strategy, select this link. (Photo by M. Tisdale, February 26, 2013)
New Junior Explorer Activity Guide: Wild Horses and Burros
BLM’s Junior Explorer program helps introduce young explorers to the lands and resources that the BLM manages. The latest publication, Wild Horses and Burros, focuses on these living symbols of the American West. Students can work through the activities on their own or invite a parent or an adult to join in the fun. The guide includes the Junior Explorer pledge, a certificate, and additional information about wild horses and burros on the public lands.
- Horses, Burros, and Humans: A Long History;
- Roaming the Range: Where Do Wild Horses and Burros Live?;
- Brrr!! Freezemark Identification; and
- Tips for Interacting with Wild Horses and Burros
Artists in Residence
Learn how artists are creating artwork on the public lands. The BLM Artist-in-Residence Program provides artistic and educational opportunities that promote deeper understanding and dialogue about the natural, cultural, and historic resources on public lands managed by the BLM. As part of the program, BLM is producing posters of the artwork done last summer at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado. More>>
"Childhood Exploration" Features BLM Education & Interpretive Programs
An update on BLM Education and Interpretation activities features more than 30 programs across the BLM landscape. The report is an overview of the BLM's accomplishments in education, interpretation, and youth involvement. The report includes activities of BLM's "Hands on the Land" sites, formal education programs, educational resources and professional development, as well as interpretation, the "Take it Outside!" program, and service learning. A new section in this report describes the BLM's youth employment program and highlights internships and field schools.
To download a copy of the report, click on the image or select this link.