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Last updated APRIL 4, 2009



CAB Montana-Texas (CAB MT-TX)
June 12 through June 26, 2009
15 Days total, including 3 travel days

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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch


July 21 through July 28, 2009
8 Days total, including 2 travel days

This course takes a systems approach and incorporates hands-on field activities in the short-grass prairie and montane ecosystems of north central Montana and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The course is designed to cover similar conservation topics as the two-week CAB MT-TX course but with more detail. Specific activities will include a backcountry trail project with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, ecological field investigations and monitoring on the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about topics related to the unique ecology and habitats of the regional landscape with emphasis on management issues regarding plants and animals.

The importance of citizen science and field investigations and how they relate to the tradition of hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation will be explored. The course is limited to 8 teachers who are in excellent physical shape, have some backpacking experience and can hike 5 to 8 miles in one day at elevations from 4,500 to 8,000 feet above sea-level.

CAB MT Topics include:

  • Habitat ecology
  • Wilderness management
  • Ranch management
  • Conservation history & ethics
  • Wildlife and plant identification
  • Soil classification
  • Water quality
  • Landscape geology

Course Setting

MONTANA – The 6,000-acre Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch (TRMR) is located 100 miles northwest of Great Falls, Montana, in a unique ecotone between the Rocky Mountains, adjoining Foothills, and the expansive Short-Grass prairie. The TRMR is owned by the Boone and Crockett Club, and operates as a working cattle ranch that conducts research, education, and demonstration programs in wildlife conservation and integrated land management.



  • Must currently be teaching a science, outdoor or related education class or have an interest in applying with a science teacher from the same school*;
  • Are required to take the course for credit;
  • Will be required to 1) design a place-based module to include classroom activities and at least one field investigation focused on conservation in local community, and 2) develop a group presentation describing how to incorporate CAB information into classroom learning. ;
  • Course grade will be based on level of participation during the course and quality of final course products.
  • Are expected to present a workshop or in-service about CAB  to fellow teachers during the following school year;
  • Must have a letter of support from school principal or superintendent;
  • Will be required to hike 1-3 miles at altitudes of 5,000 – 8,000 feet above sea level, and have high tolerance to heat and insects to complete the course;
  • Will be required to pay: a $800 application fee, any tuition or fees associated with graduate credit, and airfare fees.
  • Will be responsible for the transportation fees (airline or ground) to attend the course.
  • Will be responsible for any personal expense.

COSTS for CAB MT include:

  • $800 course application fee.
    A full reimbursement will be made to the applicant if application is NOT complete or does NOT meet the course requirements. Should the accepted applicant cancel before the cancellation deadline of May 30, 2009, the applicant will be reimbursed the application fee minus a $35 processing fee.
  • Any tuition or fees associated with graduate credit, airfare or ground travel fees to and from the course are solely the participants' responsibility.
  • Any personal expenses are the participant's responsibility.

2009 course Application

Click here to download a 2009 Application for the CAB MT Course (Microsoft Word Form).

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2009 CAB Brochure
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CAB MT Application

For more information call Lisa Flowers at 406-472-3311, email

*Teachers from other disciplines may apply for the course if done in with a science teacher from their school. These teachers should describe in their application how they integrate the sciences in their teaching. Teachers applying as a team will receive a discount of $25 on their each of their application fees.

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