The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature through education. MNHC is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a group of educators who had the vision to create a natural history center as a resource for schools and the public. Originally housed on the University of Montana campus, MNHC continued to grow and outgrow its rented space at Fort Missoula. In 2004, MNHC purchased its first home at 120 Hickory Street, at the edge of McCormick Park in the heart of Missoula.
Registration is now open for our Spring 2014 Montana Master Naturalist Certification Course!
Taught by MNHC Naturalist Brian Williams, this is a twelve-week course held on Tuesday evenings from 4-7pm, beginning February 4th and running until May 6th. Additionally, there are three full-day Saturday field trips on February 27th, March 8th, and April 12th.
Our topics of study will likely include: nature journaling, conifers, flower families, mammal skulls and tracks, birds, insect orders, and fish, with substantial time spent on labs and in the field. Guest instructors will include botanists Greg Peters and Peter Lesica, naturalists extraordinaire Charles Miller and Valerie Bayer, and track expert Adam Lieberg.
Please call 406.327.0405 during business hours to register. The cost of this course is $395, with full payment due upon registration.
3 college credits are available; this course is listed as ENST 391.
Some scholarships are available–please contact us at 327.0405 for details.
Winter Nights Speaker Series
Kylie Paul from the Defenders of Wildlife will provide a balanced perspective on the biology, threats, and conservation approaches of your favorite elusive weasels; wolverines and fishers. Treat your mind to an insightful presentation and warm up with hot cocoa, tea, and popcorn.
Date: Wednesday, December 11th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free.