The Rockies Rise Again

September 15th, 1998 - April 30th, 2000 | PROJECT

The Museum of the Rockies will plan an exhibit "The Rockies Rise Again." When completed, this exhibit will illustrate evolving Cenozoic landscapes and life forms as understood through research conducted by the museum's staff in the Northern Rocky Mountain region. This exhibit will provide the natural historical context for visitors as they explore the cultural history exhibits that will follow this section. Together, the Museum's exhibits will illustrate the theme "One Place Through All of Time." With this award they will engage in a series of planning activities will include a front-end evaluation study of the public's knowledge and interest in this subject, consultation with expert advisors, review of related Cenozoic exhibits in selected natural history museums, and a two-day symposium which will include a dialogue about the exhibit concepts between the scientists and the public to help complete the plan. They will also hire an educator to develop an educational plan that will link the exhibit with the needs of teachers and will address national and state science standards. Special attention will be given to developing materials and dissemination strategies that will serve educators in this largely rural setting. At the end of the twelve month planing period they will have a completed exhibit and education plan and will be able to move forward with the exhibit.

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Team Members

Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer, Principal Investigator, Montana State University
Christopher Hill, Co-Principal Investigator, Montana State University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9801327
Funding Amount: 50000


Access and Inclusion: Rural
Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits