By Sara Schmidt
Communications Manager, Blackfoot Challenge 

Delivering place-based education in the Blackfoot

Grizzly bears and ghost towns


November 18, 2021

Elaine Caton, Blackfoot Challenge

Kyle Johnson with the Bureau of Land Management leads the forestry station at Youth Field Day at Garnet Ghost Town.

At the Blackfoot Challenge, we believe that the best place to learn about the watershed is in the watershed and that our best teachers are those who have experience here. That's why our education programs are outdoors, hands-on and rely on a multitude of local residents and partners willing to share their expertise with the next generation. Based on the guidance and direction provided by our Teachers Steering Council, earlier this fall we coordinated two outdoor education days focused on the topics of grizzly bears and ghost towns.

On a sunny fall day in late September, we hosted a Bear E...

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