Bears visiting the classroom

Story and photo by Jean Pocha, Pathfinder staff.  OVANDO – “There’s three kinds of bears in Montana, black, brown and very, very brown,” chimed a young student at the Ovando School when asked how many bears live in Montana during a “Bear Necessities” presentation.  Students in both the Little Room, kindergarten through third grade, and […]

Bears and Ghost Towns: Coming together to deliver place-based education

Earlier this fall, the Blackfoot Challenge worked with a host of partners to bring Blackfoot elementary students outdoors to learn about the world around them. On a sunny fall day in late September, the Challenge hosted a Bear Education Day for the Ovando and Helmville schools at the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s H2-O Waterfowl […]