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Ecologists Educators and Schools:Partners in GK-12 Education

ECOS School Teams

Andrew Hoye leads an ecological inquiry with
students from Hellgate Elementary School

Who is on an ECOS Team?

ECOS Teams are comprised of two Ph.D. candidates and one undergraduate from the environmental sciences at the University of Montana and two lead teachers from the partner school. Each year ECOS supports five partner schools with "ecologists in residence".

What does an ECOS team do?

The team works together for an entire academic year to mentor students in ecological investigations both inside and outside of the walls of the classroom. Teams work together to develop ecological curriculum materials that are well-matched to the habitats in and around the schoolyard, and that meet the recommendations of the National Science Standards for science education. And, the teams provide support for enhancing general science instruction in a school by consulting with all interested teachers in a school.

2006-2007 ECOS Schools

2006-2007 ECOS Fellows

ECOS Alumni



The ECOS program is sponsored by the University of Montana's Division of Biological Sciences, and the College of Forestry and Conservation.

Carol Brewer Program Director, Division of Biological Sciences Paul Alaback Program Co-Director, College of Forestry and Conservation

Funded by the National Science Foundation
ECOS is supported by the GK-12 Program of the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.