Naturalist Trivia Night!

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Naturalist Trivia Night!

Friday, December 19th, 2003
Secret Science Night

mad-scientist-lightningAre you ready for a fun, astounding and competitive night of Naturalist Trivia? Join all your favorite nature nerds to answer questions about Montana birds, animals, plants, rocks, and more. You can bring a team or join up with other naturalists when you arrive.

Date: Wednesday, March 4th

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation. We provide tea and cocoa. BYOB and snacks. 

Winter Ecology Walk for Families

Thursday, December 18th, 2003
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Uncover the nature in the heart of Missoula! Join us for a winter ecology walk in the natural areas and parks near the Montana Natural History Center and the Clark Fork River. We will look for animal tracks and signs, identify resident birds, and view beaver activity. From chickadees, to cottonwoods, to crows, there is plenty of life to observe and investigate right in town! This family oriented walk will begin and end at the Montana Natural History Center. A representative from the National Wildlife Federation will provide tons of information on how you can certify your yard as wildlife habitat or volunteer to improve Missoula’s essential wildlife spaces.

 

Date: Saturday, February 21st

Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free. Hot cocoa provided.

-Best for ages 5 and up-

Gallery Opening for Diane Olhoeft

Tuesday, December 16th, 2003
‘Watercolors’

The Montana Natural History Center is proud to present a First Friday Gallery opening for Diane Olhoeft.
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Diane uses watercolors to depict landscapes and objects from the natural world. Some are shown in exact detail, others contain a dreamy abstract views. Enjoy these lovely works throughout the month in the gallery.

 

 

Date: Friday, March 6th

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Free

Secret Science Night with Victoria Dreitz

Friday, December 12th, 2003
Using Avian Species to Inform Ecosystem State

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Global loss of biological diversity is occurring at unprecedented rates across numerous taxa and habitats with serious repercussions for ecosystem health and human well-being. Prairie ecosystems within the western region of North America are among the most imperiled ecosystems and the birds associated with prairie ecosystems have experienced the most dramatic and consistent declines. Victoria Dreitz from the University of Montana will provide examples of prairie avian species to assist in informing how contemporary land uses influence biodiversity and ecosystem health.

Date: Wednesday, March 18th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

How to Draw Animals and Birds

Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
Saturday Kids Activity

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Use MNHC’s specimens and mounts to  practice drawing from ‘life.’ We will have materials and  instruction for all skill levels. Start with some warm-up exercises and then move on to your masterpiece. Use watercolor pencils, pens, and more to create a realistic drawing.

Date: Saturday, March 28th

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free. Best for ages 5 and up.

 

Montana Peatlands and the Search for the Northern Bog Lemming

Monday, December 8th, 2003
Secret Science Night

 

Kristi DuBois, Nongame Wildlife Biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will talk about peatlands (fens and bogs) in western Montana. Learn about the northern bog lemmings and other  interesting wildlife species that live in these high-elevation wetlands.

Date: Wednesday, April 1st

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

Gallery Opening ‘ Landscape Fire Photography’

Saturday, December 6th, 2003
Santos Fuatos

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The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for wildland fire fighter and photographer Santos Fuatos.

Santos aims to photograph the beauty found in wildfire and prescribed burns. Though fire and smoke figure prominently in the pictures, focus on landscape, color, and design provide a peaceful view of land in a state of combustion.

 

 

First Friday Gallery Opening: Friday, April 3rd

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center

Free

Pardee Party

Thursday, December 4th, 2003
Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute

Watch a short and amazing video about Glacial Lake Missoula made with beautiful aerial views. Then party with J.T. Pardee and learn about his work and life. There will probably be a prize for the best J.T. Pardee costume.

Date: Wednesday, April 15th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC  and GLM members free.

Fantastic Fossils

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003
Saturday Kids Activity

 

View and touch a variety of real fossils  collected in our state. Mammoth teeth, dinosaur bones, ammonites, and corals will be on display. Find out how fossils form and what  ancient life here was like. A member of the Hellgate Gem and Mineral Society will tell fossil hunting stories and describe some fossil locations to explore. Plus you can make your own fossil to take home.

Date: Saturday, April 18th

Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free. Best for ages 5 and up.

Naturalist Trivia Night!

Monday, January 28th, 2002
Hosted by the DNRC Forest Pest Management Program

How can you tell a tree is infested with bark beetles?  It is time for Naturalist Trivia hosted this month by the DNRC Forest Pest Management Program! You can expect several categories on forest pests. Bring a team or join friendly naturalists when you arrive.  Leave your cute woolly adelgids and spruce budworms at home and bring some snacks instead.

Date: Wednesday, April 29th

Time: 7:00- 8:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free. BYOB and snacks. We provide tea and cocoa.