MSU to host Everest workshop for K-8 teachers

Adapted from MSU News:

A workshop geared toward exposing K-8 teachers to curriculum related to Mount Everest and the Himalayas will be hosted by MSU on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The free workshop, titled “Mount Everest and Montana: Connecting the Science of the Himalayas to the Northern Rockies,” will include lesson plans covering climate science, geology, human physiology and wildlife, among other topics.

Conrad Anker, who climbed Everest last year with MSU’s Everest Education Expedition, will introduce the curriculum and talk about his experiences. The workshop organizers will demonstrate classroom activities surrounding weather and climate, time-lapse photography and alpine glacial landforms.

Those in attendance will receive a climber’s journal accompanying the online curriculum. Also, the first 50 teachers to RSVP will receive an Everest-related prize and will be entered into a drawing to win a school visit from Anker. No word on what defines a climber’s journal.

RSVPs are required for attendance and interested individuals should contact Jamie Cornish at 406-994-6005 or jcornish@montana.edu.