The goal of the Montana CYFAR project is to use technology to inspire Native American Youth in sixth through nine grades to meaningfully engage in their communities. The youth will learn STEM skills through hands-on, field-based use of current geospatial technologies (GPS/GIS, aerial photography) and computer-aided design (CAD) technology; create products identified as valuable and culturally relevant to their communities (maps locating native and invasive species); and link the skills youth acquire to potential jobs in and around their communities.
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The project is housed at Montana State University in Bozeman and serves two sites: The Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy which is on the Crow Indian Reservation out of Hardin, MT; and Two Eagle River School which is on the Flathead Reservation out of Polson, MT.
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