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Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Saturday, November 16th, 2002
Playscaping

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  Our educational focus will be playscaping. Find out how to include landscape features in your garden that promote creative outdoor play.

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Date: Thursday, May 1st

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower.

 

Teacher Workshop: Schoolyard Native Plants & Pollinators

Friday, November 15th, 2002
Teacher Workshop

Enjoy an afternoon at the Montana Natural History Center’s Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula and learn about organizations across Montana that can help create or enhance a native plant garden at your school. Whether you are adding native plant features to a vegetable garden or taking advantage of a small plot on your schoolyard, you can be attracting and providing valuable habitat for pollinators.

Teachers will explore hands-on activities that meet educational standards. In addition participants will:

  • Take home lots of resource materials
  • Experience a top-notch native plant teaching garden
  • Learn about pollinators, native plants, and native plant gardening
  • And receive some FREE native plants!
  • Most importantly, we hope you will make connections that will help grow and sustain your native plant garden and its outdoor classroom use.

Date: Thursday, May 8th

Time: 3:00- 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula

Registration: Please call 327-0405 to register. This class is FREE, but space is limited.

Snacks and light dinner provided

3 OPI credits available

Please visit our Teacher Resources page for more information on programs, workshops, and resources for teachers.

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Bird Nests and Eggs Pre-K Program

Thursday, November 14th, 2002
Unplug and Play Week

In celebration of Unplug and Play Week we are offering a ‘Bird Nests and Eggs’ program for Pre-K kids. Come by the Montana Natural History Center and view real nests and eggs. Make your own to take home too!

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Date: Thursday, May 8th

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: FREE

Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Monday, November 11th, 2002

Native Plant Landscaping

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  Our educational focus will be on native plant landacaping. Learn how to  best landscape your yard using native shrubs, flowers, and trees. Come with questions and ideas. Our gardener can help you with your plan.

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Date: Thursday, May 15th

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location:  Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower

Montana’s Canine Club: Coyotes, Wolves and Foxes

Saturday, November 9th, 2002
Saturday Kids Activity

Get familiar with Montana’s canines. Can you tell a wolf howl from a coyote howl? How do foxes hunt in the snow? Learn all about these fascinating canines through activities, crafts, and hands-on specimens with our naturalist intern Tom.

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Date: Saturday, May 17th

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members

 

Circus Under the Moon: Flying Squirrels

Thursday, November 7th, 2002
RESCHEDULED to MAY 21.

One of the world’s most sophisticated mammalian gliders lives right here — in western Montana. Come to see how the newly discovered evolutionary innovations of Montana’s flying squirrels elegantly resolve some of the longest-standing problems that we, humans, have in designing our aircraft. Alex Badyaev, a professor of evolutionary biology and award-winning photographer, spent several winters documenting dizzying aerial displays of mating flying squirrels in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Badyaev photography is atwww.tenbestphotos.com

flying squirrelDate: Wednesday,  May 21st (NEW DATE)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free. Tea and cocoa for all!

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Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Tuesday, November 5th, 2002
Plant Sale!

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  We will have a wonderful plant sale during this work day. Choose from a variety of native plants to get your garden going. Our gardener will be on hand to answer questions.

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Date: Thursday, May 22nd

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower

Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Sunday, November 3rd, 2002
Native Bees and Bee Houses

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  Our educational focus will be on native bees and mason bee houses. Learn about Montana’s species of native bees and their work as pollinators. Find out how you can encourage mason bees to take up residence in your garden by providing a DIY or pre-constructed bee house.

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Date: Thursday, May 29th

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower

 

Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Tuesday, October 29th, 2002
Identification of Grasses

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  Our educational focus will be on learning how to identify native and invasive grasses.

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Date: Thursday, June 5th

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower

‘Beloved Mountain’ Gallery Opening

Sunday, October 27th, 2002
Gallery Opening

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce the gallery opening of ‘Beloved Mountain’ by Stephanie Frostad. 

“Since the early 1990s I have made many drawings and paintings on and of Missoula’s Mount Jumbo. In 2001, I embarked on a series of “portraits” of those beloved slopes on the same day each year: October 18th. While these paintings reveal my evolution in landscape painting, they also record changes on the mountain over this period.”

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First Friday Gallery Opening: Friday, June 6th

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: The Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St.

The show will run through August. Gallery hours are Tuesday- Friday, 9:00-5:00 and                                  Saturday,noon- 4:-00. p.m.