State Coordinating Organization
History of Science Matters in Montana
In 1997 plans were made and partners were gathered to form Science Matters in Montana (formally called Building a Presence in Science – BaP). In the summer of 1998 key leaders were trained and Pam Davis became the first Montana state coordinator. After about eight months, Patty Bean replaced Pam and in 1999 Walt Woolbaugh became the state leader. The early efforts of Science Matters were in training teachers throughout Montana in the Science Standards. Another statewide Science Matters initiative was training teachers in Science Inquiry with the BSCS Inquiry toolkit. Current efforts of Science Matters is information dissemination by means of an eblast sent out the first of every month, plus a Science Matters sectional held at the fall state conference.