Climate in My Backyard summer camp session immerses kids grades 5–7 in climate and ecosystem science

Dan Vanderpool teaches students about pine beetles.

Whether you ski, float, farm or fish, the climate affects you and your ecosystem – from microbes to entire watersheds. That was the main message conveyed to participants in the June 2013 IoE session of Montana State University’s weeklong Peaks & Potentials camp for high ability kids entering grades 5, 6 and 7.

Goosey, Hayes

Research Scientist
Animal and Range Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research focuses on how land use influences arthropod populations in relation to ecosystem functioning in agricultural and rangeland settings.

Six, Diana

Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

Diana Six, PhD, is professor of forest entomology and pathology in the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences at the University of Montana, Missoula, where her research focuses on just about every aspect of bark beetles possible from evolution, to symbiosis with microbes, to ecology, to management. In recent years, it has expanded to include how global change is affecting these ecologically and economically important insects and the forests within which they live.


MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6058
UM Director: Maury Valett


Montana University System

Montana University System

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Helena, MT 59620