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First Friday Gallery Opening for Killdeer Artisans, Group 2

Saturday, November 30th, 2002
Celebrating Love of Nature and Sense of Place

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for a second group of artists from the Killdeer Artisans Guild.

View beautiful photos, drawings, paintings, and mixed media designs focused on the natural world.

First Friday Gallery Opening, Friday September 4

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

The show will be up through September.

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Gail Trenfield

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Jerry Gahan

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Karen Francis

Soup and Spud Fest 2015

Wednesday, November 20th, 2002
 Native Plant Garden Program

Come celebrate the beautiful weather and end-of-summer atmosphere at the Native Plant Gardens! Enjoy a variety of soups, baked potatoes with fixin’s, drinks, and garden tours.

Bring your friends! Meet new people! Relax, eat, drink, and enjoy the outdoors at the Gardens!

Kids welcome- We have a sand tracking pit, giant hollow log, plenty of hidden trails and fort building materials.

Date: Thursday, September 17th

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens; under the big silver water tower

Cost: $5 for food and drinks

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Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter Fall Field Trip

Sunday, November 17th, 2002
The Classic Tour

Explore the wonders of Glacial Lake Missoula and meet the members of the Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute during their annual Fall Field Trip.

This year the chapter will take you on a guided tour of classic GLM evidence. From gulch fills to varves to ongoing debates, this trip will place you in the center of the excitement.

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Date: Saturday, September 26

Time: 9:00-5:00

Details TBA.

Explore Forest Fire

Saturday, November 16th, 2002
Saturday Kids Activity

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During this Saturday Kids Activity you can explore the science of forest fire. Learn about fire behavior and the role of fire in our forests. We will have activities, cool experiments, and more.

Date: Saturday, September 26

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free

Naturalist Trivia Night!

Sunday, November 10th, 2002
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, October 21

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. 

First Friday Gallery Opening for Valerie Bayer

Friday, November 8th, 2002
‘Montana Through My Lens’

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for local artist Valerie Bayer.

unnamedValerie has been a Master Naturalist since 2009 and is a teaching assistant in current courses. She spends as much time as possible outdoors to observe natural history in her home state of Montana, using journals and photography to record the sights, fragrances, and sounds she enjoys. Her show will be up through November.

 

Date: Friday, November 6

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Spooky Skeletons!

Friday, November 8th, 2002
Saturday Kids’ Activity

-skeleton-clipart-2See skeletons from the depths of the Montana Natural History Center’s collections. Is that a crocodile or an alligator skull? Have you ever inspected the teeth of a sea lion? What is inside of a turtle’s shell? Match animals to their skeletons, put together a skeleton craft,  and wear your costume for this spooky Saturday!

Date: Saturday, October 31

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free

 

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Thursday, October 31st, 2002

winter2011 013Learn 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!

Date: Thursday, December 3

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm  

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Cost: $10/$5 MNHC members. Registration is  required. Please call 327-0405 to sign up.

 

First Friday Gallery For Rebecca Durham

Tuesday, October 29th, 2002
‘Where it Grows’

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for local artist Rebecca Durham.

unnamedRebecca Durham is a poet, botanist, and artist living in western Montana. She earned a BA in Biology from Colby College and a MS in Botany from Oregon State University. Her professional experience includes botany and biology positions throughout the west performing conservation research. Rebecca currently works as head botanist for MPG Ranch, where she maintains a poetry and art blog inspired by her deep connection to the natural world. Her art stems from her knowledge and love of local flora and her poetry explores the boundaries of nature and spirit. She uses pen and ink to depict plants in fine detail. In this show she pairs a new collection of renderings of native forbs, shrubs, and lichens with haikus. She is currently pursuing her MFA Poetry from the University of Montana.

Date: Friday, December 4

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory st.

The show will be up through January.

 

Academic Year Program

Wednesday, October 17th, 2001

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages youngsters in the exploration of the natural world through fun hands-on activities and games.  Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them.

 

prek-kEach month features a new theme. Explore ‘Forest Friends’, ‘Rocks & Fossils’, ‘Incredible Insects’ and many more.

The hour-long program begins with group time led by a Montana Naturalist History Center Naturalist. The second half  promotes child-directed learning through art activities, dramatic play, science investigation, literacy, and math stations.

We also have a Discovery Room designed just for young naturalists with a touch table, puppets, and books.

Come learn and play with us!

Dates: Every Thursday, September- May

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free

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