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  • A Confluence of Cultures: Native Americans and the Expedition of Lewis and Clark
    In proposing "A Confluence of Cultures," the education committee of the state Bicentennial Commission seeks to broaden the circle of interest beyond the usual Corps of Discovery aficionados and experts and give voice to important but underrepresented perspectives. Plans are under way to stage a Symposium May 28-30, 2003, on the University of Montana campus in Missoula. Click on Confluence of Clutures Symposium Website to view the complete details and contact information. Early bird conference registration fee is only $25 through April 27, 2003.

  • Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Training Academy 2003 Program
    Beginning March 27, 2003 and running through July 8, 2003, seven workshops will be offered through the Academy's 2003 Program. Course descriptions and registration information are available by clicking on the Center's website.

  • Included in the above course offering are four one-day workshops April 9-12 at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center as part of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Training Academy. Tour companies look for local guides to join their bus tour or lead local field trips as part of a longer ininerary. Those wishing to be included on the Montana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial web site as potential Lewis & Clark guides can take one or more of the Training Academy workshops listed to brush up their skills and/or meet the minimum experience to be included on the State's Lewis & Clark guide listing. For more details, click on Announcement or on the Application. To be considered for listing on the Bicentennial Commission's resource list for the summer season 2003, submit this application no later than the close of business May 1, 2003.

  • University of Montana Summer Institutes
    The Lewis and Clark Summer Institute is designed for K-12 teachers interested in discussing the interdisciplinary significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, probing the historical and contemporary landscape characteristics of the Trail itself, and developing new educational and interpretive concepts for the upcoming Bicentennial (2003-2006).

    Workshops dates are June 24-29 and August 5-10 at the Univ. of Montana. Participants will examine L&C educational curricula, explore the use of technology to interpret characteristics of the Traill, experience advanced data visualization, remote sensing, GPS, GIS programs for trail analysis, and participate in interpretive field tours of the Trail in Monana. For more details on this event, please visit the Workshops link.



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