CFWEP and Montana Tech receive $100,000 grant!

Montana Tech and CFWEP have received $100,000 for a two-year grant for Expanding Environmental Literacy and Stewardship across Montana.

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The Montana Steward: Anaconda Edition is Available!

How did historic mining and smelting impact Anaconda, Montana? What are the current restoration and remediation projects for Anaconda? In this edition you’ll learn about Anaconda history, as well as what makes Anaconda unique in the Clark Fork Watershed.

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We are scientists and change-makers.

The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) seeks to inspire people of all ages to engage as scientifically literate citizens working for positive change.

How can you be involved with CFWEP?

“I can’t say enough about the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program. This in-class and on-site opportunity allows students to gain a deep understanding of the history and sustainability of their local watershed. The staff provides and delivers thoughtful and engaging content, while also providing teacher trainings and materials for supplimental actvities to extended student learning. Students take on the role of scientist and use tools, data, and scientific vocabulary to gain invaluable infomration about the world right outsie their classroom door. The experience CFWEP provides will forever impact what it means to be a scientists and the importance of local water preservation. I certainly look forward to Dalit and her staff walking into our classroom each year and providing our classrooms with rich content.”

-Julie Papp, K-12 Teacher, Missoula County Public Schools

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We are scientists and change-makers.

The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) seeks to inspire people of all ages to engage as scientifically literate citizens working for positive change.

How can you be involved with CFWEP?

CFWEP’s Virtual Approach to Place-Based Science Education

September 16, 2020

In March of 2020, CFWEP was gearing up for one of our busiest times of the year: spring field season. Every spring our staff gears up to teach our Watershed Science Program at schools throughout the watershed, visiting classrooms and leading field trips that educate students on the past and… More

Day One Fundraising Efforts Totaled $1065

September 14, 2020

CFWEP is very grateful to the 11 donors who helped us raise $1065 during Montana Tech’s Day One fundraiser challenge. Thank you!!! More

Help CFWEP raise $5,000 by December and be entered in to win a Paddle Board!

September 10, 2020

Each year, we typically host a fundraiser in the first week of November. However, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, CFWEP has decided to take our fundraising efforts in a new direction. Fundraising efforts go to things that our grant funds do not cover, such as teacher stipends, food for teachers… More

2020 PHAGES Teacher Academy

September 10, 2020

In June, amidst the 2020 COVID pandemic, CFWEP had the privilege of hosting an immersive research academy for 12 teachers from around Montana. More

What We Do

The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) serves communities across Montana and throughout the Clark Fork Watershed. We focus on place-based environmental education through student programs, teacher professional development, and public engagement and outreach.

Student Programs

Teacher Professional Development

Public Engagement & Outreach

“Understanding our place in the world through the lens of watershed science has fundamentally changed who I am as a teacher and as a human being. CFWEP has everything to do with this metamorphosis. The impact of this organization on me and my pedagogy cannot be described as anything other than transformational.”

-Chris Pavlovich, Livingston Public Schools

“I have worked with CFWEP for 6 years now and am always astounded at the large amount of focused information that is taught by the very knowledgeable CFWEP staff. My teaching partner and I have developed a unit that incorporates CFWEP into a larger topic dealing with the use of finite resources and their impact on all living things. The language, understanding and data skills that the students get during the 2 week CFWEP unit are used as building blocks for the rest of our unit. The CFWEP staff are incredibly accommodating and work diligently to ‘fit-in’ and support the students and staff before, during and after the CFWEP experience. They have worked hard to create other resources that can be implemented by the classroom teacher between class visits, which strengthens and reinforces the learning that takes place during the classroom presentation. I LOVE this program and support it 110%.”

-Kimberly Johnson, Missoula County Public Schools

“This is an awesome program. The kids love it, and the scale of the program really makes them feel special as contributors to a larger cause. This is work most classes could never afford to bring into the classroom; plus the expertise and openness of Dr. Pedulla and all involved really made it stand out as an experience past students always bring up as a real draw for growing interest in science fields.”

-Seth O’Connell, Montana City Schools

“It is such a joy to work alongside Dalit Guscio, Dr. Erick Greene and the other MOP team members in bringing information about ospreys and the work of the Montana Osprey Project to a much wider audience via the Hellgate Live Cam. Viewers across the country and even the world are very interested in the Project. We have been able to share the history of Clark Fork River, the Superfund Project and the research of the MOP. I live in South Carolina and was able to visit Missoula and see firsthand the Montana Osprey Project in action. This was indeed life-changing. It also gave me a greater context, understanding, and appreciation of the Project.”

-Sharon Leigh Miles, Moderator with Cornell Lab or Ornithology Bird Cams for the Hellgate Osprey Cam

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Can you give us an hour or two? Contact klappin@mtech.edu for upcoming opportunities!

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