This Educator’s Guide was created in partnership with Montana State University’s Division of Agricultural Education supported by Montana State University’s Center for Faculty Excellence, with funding from the Office of the Provost, through the Instructional Innovation Grants Program.
In the fall of 2016, Dr. Shannon Arnold and her AGED 482: “Non-formal Teaching Methods” students collaborated with Museum educators to research the connections between agriculture and Museum of the Rockies exhibits. With this new information, Montana State University undergraduate students then created educational outreach materials these lessons for elementary teachers on MOR field trips for rural Montana students. This new guide strives to share relevant lessons and activities that connect Montana’s rich agricultural history and science with MSU research in paleontology, astronomy, history, and Yellowstone science.
Each lesson in this guide is supported by free, additional educational materials, available to all Montana teachers. To borrow these resources from Museum of the Rockies, please email MORoutreach@montana.edu or call 406.994.6591.