Uses of the Bison Then and Now

The newest addition to the Museum of the Rockies Outreach Kits, Uses of the Bison: Then and Now, is now available for reservation for the 2019-2020 school year. These trunks contain bison parts culled from today's Montana Native American working herds. Learn about the historical and contemporary uses of this sacred and respected animal and how to incorporate  the trunk into your classroom science curriculum. Two tribal herds are now being utilized for jobs, food production and marketing. Learn about the new Career Connections bison are creating for contemporary Native Americans today. Resources and strategies will be shared to incorporate the topic without the physical kit as well!

Event Details

Target Group K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Delivery Method In-Person, Online, Other
Available PL Durations(s) The SSOM IEFA sessions are generally 2-3 hours in length but may be customized to your timeframe and needs. Some districts partner to offer a regional IEFA professional learning with multiple topics in one day.
Renewal Units/Credit 1 renewal unit per hour

Cost for half-day and full-day professional learning varies based on student enrollment

Contact Information

School Services of Montana:; (800) 284-9271

Director of Education Services – Melissa Tovaas (