Park Service staff to teach students
Herald and News
Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 16, 2001
By Doug Higgs
Chiloquin Elementary School students are going to have the opportunity of receiving science-related lessons from Crater Lake National Park personnel.
Klamath County School District officials are working with the National Park Service staff to develop the program.
“We’ll probably be able to start the program next fall,” according to Doug Smith, the school district’s director of curriculum and instruction.
He notified the school district’s board of directors of the proposed program Thursday evening.
“At first, it will involve only students from Chiloquin Elementary School, but we hope to be able to expand it to other elementary schools later,” he reported.
The grades that will benefit from the partnership have not been determined yet, but they will definitely be elementary school grades, he said.
The lessons provided by the national park personnel will be integrated into the science curriculum at the school, he added.
The program will be coordinated by Gregg Pohll, who is a fourth-grade teacher at Chiloquin Elementary School.
On another topic, the board appointed Lonald Bradshaw and Don Richie to serve two-year terms as lay-members of the school district’s budget committee.