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. The Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between disadvantaged children and Monument Resources.
FMB had an AmeriCorps VISTA Member for the 2017 year. Sarah Harker, through a collaborative approach with area schools and communities, helped develop several STEM curricula that engage area kids with the monument. The 2018 Big Sky Watershed Corps members have incorporated these lesson plans at some of their school presentations. FMB is currently working on developing a more integrated youth education program and have engaged BLM specialists and area community resources in this endeavor.
To learn more about what Sarah accomplished, visit her blog: