The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature through education. MNHC was 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.
Naturalist Field Day
Geologist Bruce Baty leads an incredible journey through geologic time during this Naturalist Field Day. Understand the foundation of our landscape!
You will explore the geological and glacial features of the Mission Mountains, inspect Glacial Lake Missoula sediments, stand on recent glacial moraines, see glacial striations, visit Kerr dam, view gigantic ripple marks, touch a layer of Mt. Mazama ash, and much more. We will make about a 250-mile loop through Polson, Hot Springs and back to Missoula. There will be about 10 stops along the way.
- Learn how to identify evidence of glacier action
- Practice identifying evidence from Glacial Lake Missoula and its floods
- Recognize the major geologic forces and rocks in our area.
What to Bring:
- Lunch, water, & snacks
- Clothes appropriate for the weather, hat & sunscreen, good walking shoes or boots
- A camera can be helpful but is not required
Date: Saturday, September 19
Location: meet at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Cost: $80/$70 MNHC members. Some scholarships are available.
Registration is required. Please call 327-0405.
5 OPI credits
Join us in welcoming Thurston Elfstrom, MNHC’s new Executive Director!
Please stop by MNHC on Tuesday, September 8th, from 4:30-6:30pm for an open house and welcome party. Meet Thurston and other new MNHC staff, enjoy light refreshments, and have fun celebrating our new beginnings!