Exploring the Bones of Place: 50 Years in the Nebraska Panhandle
Spend two days at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument discovering the bones of place. Staff from the National Park Service and Nebraska Writing Project will lead teachers through a variety of activities designed to make science exciting, inviting and accessible through writing. This workshop is open to teachers of all grade levels and content areas. Participants can expect to:
- generate their own creative writing
- explore the women of Agate and their unique roles in paleontology, geology, and place
- leave with classroom activities for integrating science and writing
Registration fee for the program is $75. The workshop is limited to fifteen participants. It begins at 8:00a.m. on July 17th and concludes at 2:00p.m. on July 19th. Food and lodging are not available at the park. Registration ends June 30, 2017.
Participants will need to arrange for lodging in nearby communities. Local hotel or camping accommodations can be found at:
- Harrison House Hotel in Harrison, NE (www.harrisonhousehotel.com)
- Hotels in Scottsbluff/Gering, such as Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express
- Fort Robinson State Park (Nebraska Games and Parks Commission)
A limited number of tent camping sites are available within Agate. Sites have access to an indoor bathroom and kitchen facilities. Reservations for tenting sites is available on the Agate Fossil Beds website or by emailing Alvis Mar at firstname.lastname@example.org.