Gallery Opening for Gail Trenfield and Mary Kelley

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Gallery Opening for Gail Trenfield and Mary Kelley

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Water and Sky: Ninepipes Landscapes

gail trenfieldThe Montana Natural History Center is pleased to present a First Friday Gallery Opening by Mary Kelley and Gail Trenfield.

Mary Kelley and Gail Trenfield have worked over the past year to capture the beauty and power of the landscape at Ninepipe Wildlife Refuge, in all its phases. They are drawn to the fine habitat, ever-changing light, and constant interplay of water and sky.

Friday, December 2

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Wild Gift Workshop

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Saturday Kids’ Activity

87d9b72db7c5c3f40679c3f37b7c4ba9Make holiday gifts out of natural materials! Visit different stations set up in MNHC to create painted rocks, pine cone gnomes, printed fabric, and more.

Skip the stores and enjoy crafting inside the Montana Natural History Center. We will have hot cocoa to keep you jolly and lots of different art supplies to make cards and gifts.

Saturday, December 3

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

This program is free with admission to MNHC.

This event is part of Missoula’s Parade of Lights. Find other activities throughout the day here.

 

Holiday Wreath Making

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

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We are sorry! These classes are full.

Learn how to create a beautiful holiday wreath, garland, or door hanging from local conifers! We will cover identification tips and facts about Montana evergreens as you work. Using fragrant boughs you will build the base of your creation. Add cones, sprigs of evergreen shrubs, ribbon, and holiday decorations for flair. We will also have non-traditional wreath materials such as sage, dried grasses, dogwood twigs and more to work with. Let your imagination guide you!

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5:00-7:00 pm  

Thursday, December 1st

5:00-7:00 pm

$15/$10 MNHC members.
Registration is required. 

 

 

Gallery Opening for Steve Slocomb

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
Sunburst Wildflowers

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for Steve Slocomb.

slocomb3View his beautiful wildflower photos, described as “out of the ordinary,” throughout the month.

Friday, November 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Montana Natural History Center.

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Geology Rocks! Evening Series with Bruce Baty

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004
Evening Program Series

Join us for a 4-class series with geologist and retired Hellgate High School earth sciences teacher Bruce Baty. 

Rocks contain unique features that give clues to their origin and formation. In essence, rocks tell stories.dscf6621

In this series we will learn how to read those stories.  We will differentiate rocks based on their origins, i.e., igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary, as well as name about 40 different rocks.  After the first class, feel free to bring some of your own “special rocks” for class discussion.

 

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, & 31

7:00- 8:30 pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

$35 (non-members)
$30 (members)

REGISTER HERE

 

Naturalist Trivia Night!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
Evening Program

Compete in a fun and exciting game of Naturalist Trivia! You can show off your skills or come to learn new nature facts. This program is entertaining and educational for all skill levels. Bring a team or join one when you arrive.

BYOB and snacks.

Wednesday, November 16

7:00-9:00 p.m.

$5 suggested donation; MNHC members free

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Gallery Opening for Don Jones

Monday, August 12th, 2002
Wildlife Photography
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Don Jones

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for acclaimed wildlife photographer Don Jones. 

Don Jones is a full-time wildlife photographer residing in the small northwest Montana

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

town of Troy. Don’s travels take him from the Arctic to Everglades in search of wild subjects. He is the author of eleven books of North American wildlife and his work graces the pages of magazines published around the world. Of the nearly 750 magazine covers he has accumulated over the last 25 years, the one he holds dearest is his first cover on Ranger Rick—a magazine his mother subscribed for him as a small boy growing up in Chicago. For more of Don’s work check out his website at www.donaldmjones.com

Friday, September 2

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

The show will be up through October.

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

Animal Olympics

Friday, August 9th, 2002
Saturday Kids’ Activity

frog jumpingHow would you compete against a mountain lion in the long jump? Or versus a Great Blue Heron in the one-legged stand? Find out during a movement focused afternoon.  Learn fun facts about animal feats as you compete. As you make your way through each Olympic event you can fill out your score card and make a medal at the end.

 

 

Saturday, September 3

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

This program is free with admission to MNHC.

 

Working Dogs for Conservation

Wednesday, May 15th, 2002
Evening Program

Going to the dogs! How a special fleet of canines is helping us learn more about the natural world around us and respond to pressing conservation issues.

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We’re all aware that dogs have a superior sense of smell. But did you know they can be trained to find illegal snares, smuggled elephant ivory, animal sign, endangered plants and noxious weeds, among others? Or that many of these detection dogs are adopted from shelters?

Come find out how conservation dogs are chosen and trained for this work and learn about the many different types of targets they are finding as part of global efforts to preserve wildlife and their habitat, and as we seek to better understand some of the natural wonders surrounding us that we can otherwise only know fleetingly.

Special emphasis will be placed on the ongoing collaborative efforts to eradicate the noxious weed Dyer’s woad from Mount Sentinel and in Montana, on noxious, invasive weeds present in this area, and steps to prevent them from spreading.

Ngaio Richards is the Forensics & Field Specialist for Working Dogs for Conservation, a Montana-based nonprofit that has been selecting, training and partnering dogs with biologist handlers for nearly 20 years. She is also a member of, and cadaver dog handler in-training for, Clark Fork-Bitterroot Search Dogs.

For more information about Working Dogs for Conservation: http://wd4c.org/ and www.facebook.com/WorkingDogsForConservation

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Wednesday, December 7

7:00 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

$5 suggested donation, MNHC members free

Naturalist Trivia Night! Hosted by the Clark Fork Coalition

Thursday, May 9th, 2002
Evening Program

watershed_featureWe are excited to have the Clark Fork Coalition host this evening’s event.

Compete in a fun and exciting game of Naturalist Trivia! You can show off your skills or come to learn new facts about our rivers and watershed. This program is entertaining and educational for all skill levels. Bring a team or join one when you arrive.

BYOB and snacks.

 

Wednesday, December 14

7:00-9:00 p.m.

$5 suggested donation; MNHC members free

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

 

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“For three decades, the Clark Fork Coalition has worked to restore and sustain the Clark Fork and its tributaries, ensuring it can flow with clean, cold, and abundant waters for generations to come. We are science-based and community-driven, as evidenced by our genesis in 1985: dozens of community members banded together to stop a pulp and paper mill  from dumping pollution into the Clark Fork River downstream of Missoula.”