Teachers of Montana are invited to join us for this free and valuable professional development workshop covering Montana’s evolution standards and resources!


  • The recommended grade levels are 6th-8th grade teachers, but any teacher is welcome to attend!


  • All participants will receive FREE classroom resources, including a classroom presentation, labs, bell-ringers and an exam. The session will be presented by TIES (Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science) Associate Kenny Coogan, a middle school science and agriculture teacher. Participants will play the role of “learner” as they take part in activities aligned to Montana’s middle school standards related to evolutionary biology.


Participating teachers will:

  • Join in a presentation filled with useful classroom resources on evolutionary science
  • Learn exciting evolutionary ecology research by Montana State University’s Professor of Biology, Dr. James Barron
  • Take a closer look at valuable online tools and effective hands-on activities
  • Receive FREE classroom resources (PowerPoints, labs, exam and exam reviews)
  • Meet LIVE animal ambassadors
  • Receive a certificate for 7 hours of OPI credits, valid for any teacher in Montana.
  • The first 20 middle school teachers who register will receive a $50 stipend provided by TIES at the conclusion of the workshop.
  • Receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch provided by TIES.


This is a teacher’s only event, and registration is required, so please register here.


If you have any questions, please call 406-652-8100 ext. 215, or email education@zoomontana.org.