The Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument hopes that through learning about the monument and all it has to offer, individuals and communities will be more invested in its protection and preservation. The Upper Missouri River breaks National Monument resides in some of the poorest counties in the State. As a result of this, opportunities for youth can be limited. Through a collaborative approach with area schools and communities, FMB has developed a roster of child and adult educational programs and activities that connect communities to the monument.
During the 2017 year, FMB's AmeriCorps VISTA member helped develop several STEM curricula focused on engaging area youth with the monument. The 2018 Big Sky Watershed Corps members expanded on these lesson plans at their elementary school presentations. Additionally, FMB's education coordinator created and implemented eleven new adult and youth programs. FMB is committed to further developing new and interesting educational opportunities.
To learn more about what the 2017 AmeriCorps VISTA accomplished, visit Sarah Harker's blog: