Teachers on the Public Lands offers professional development experiences for teachers by placing them as teacher “interns” at BLM Hands on the Land sites.
TPLs spend part of the summer at an HOL site both to learn and to assist staff. TPLs engage with site education projects, learn about BLM resources, and develop lesson plans that can be used by BLM employees, other teachers, and community volunteers. When TPLs return to school, they spend part of their classroom time presenting their TPL projects to their students and other audiences.
The program allows teachers to fully explore BLM public lands; enrich their students with a clearer understanding and appreciation of public lands resources; develop activities that will be used in the classroom during the school year; and receive graduate and/or continuing education credits, if applicable.
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