Tech4Good’s Montana Grand Challenge: Climate Change

June 11 – 14, 2020

Adaptation, Innovation, & Resiliency: biocultural solutions for Climate Change

Taking place at the University of Montana, Salish Kootenai College, and on locations throughout western Montana over these four (4) days, this conference will serve as (1) a showcase and culmination of projects between indigenous tribes and colleges/universities from Hawaii, Alaska, California, Arizona, and Montana with support from a Keck Foundation grant administered by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement whose partners have focused for the last three years to meaningfully connect Indigenous Knowledge with Western Science; (2) a catalyst for enhancing dialogue between Salish Kootenai College, University of Montana, the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes’ Climate Change Advisory Committee, and the city of Missoula to collaborate on matters of adaptation, resiliency, innovation, and ecosystems health; and (3) an opportunity to invite as special guests key members of the other 10 tribes in Montana and their respective adjacent university/college science technology civic engagement faculty who might be interested in creating a statewide consortium for us to scale efforts to share, innovate, and adapt together.

For more on Tech4Good’s Keck Grant Project, visit our page HERE.

Flathead Reservation School – Garden Network

Create. Connect… and Grow! 

Collaborating with SKC Extension Director Virgil Dupuis and his staff to design and pilot engaging activities for youth and elders, Tech4Good’s School Garden Network is beginning by connecting nine (9) classrooms on the Flathead Reservation using wi-fi enabled technology and growing a number of meaningful projects with students & teachers: 

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  • Dinner in our Garden
  • Oculus Quest Project
  • Grow Collaborative
  • Trivia Game
  • Calendar
  • The Collective Impact Network

Visit our project page for more details!

Tech4Good Summer Camp 2019


Flathead Tech4Good helps students explore careers in art, science, and technology-related fields, build technical and artistic skills and work together to meaningfully solve local community challenges.

Design, Create, Solve, & Grow!

2019 Summer Camp: July 8th-12th

Thank you to the Ronan Boys and Girls club for hosting the Tech4Good Summer camp. Thanks to the Washington Corps Paul Morton & crew for the robots! Thanks to Thomas Trickel for teaching us Python! Thanks to Monica Elser & staff for showing us around the Flathead Lake Biological Station! and thanks to SciNation’s Jessie Herbert-Meny & Nick Wethington for brining the Kwul ‘I’tkin Maker Truck activities!

and thanks to our Lunch Speakers: Troy Felsman from S&K Technologies, Joe Caye from Mission Valley Power, Whisper Means from CSKT Natural Resources Dept, and Cory Cornelius from Intel!

See you next summer at the NativeTech Camp!

open to Native high school students
Rising freshmen through graduating seniors

Participation is free, and daily transportation is provided.

Email  TECH4GOOD@SKC.EDU for more information.

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