Holiday WreathWorkshop

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Holiday WreathWorkshop

Saturday, December 6th, 2003

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 4th  

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm  

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

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

 

Secret Science Night with Ian Lange

Saturday, December 6th, 2003
Volcanoes Affect More Than Air-Traffic (Climate Change!)

Can volcanic eruptions modify Earth’s climate?  In 44 B.C. Plutarch postulated that a large Mt. Etna eruption on Sicily had subsequently affected the Mediterranean region causing famines.   Benjamin Franklin, following major Icelandic eruptions of 1783, also suggested that Europe’s climate was influenced for several years by those massive eruptions.  But some very large eruptions have not affected Earth’s climate while some much smaller eruptions have modified it.  Dr. Ian Lange of the University of Montana’s Geosciences Department shall examine not only how volcanoes affect climate, but whether they can produce long term effects.

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Date: Wednesday, December 3rd

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

Animal Olympics

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003
Saturday Kids Activity

How high can a jackrabbit jump? How fast can a pronghorn run? Compete against the animals  during these Olympic games. You will learn fun facts about our Montana animals and wonder at some of their amazing abilities. Can you stand on one leg as long as a great blue heron? Get your winter wiggles out with plenty of movement and challenges for everyone in the family.

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Date: Saturday, December 6th 

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Cost: $3/$1 MNHC members; adults free

frog jumping

Secret Science Night with Nancy Hinman

Sunday, November 30th, 2003
Chemistry of Hot Springs

Why do some hot springs smell like sulfur? What makes your skin slippery at Symes? Dr. Nancy Hinman of the Geosciences Department at the University of Montana will explain the chemistry of hot springs.

Date: Wednesday, December 17th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

hotsprings picture

Soup and Spud Fest 2014!

Monday, December 24th, 2001
 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, a bonfire, 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 25th

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $5 for food and drinks

baked potato

 

miniNaturalist Pre-K Summer 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.

Our summer-time version of the miniNaturalist Pre-K Program is held at three different community parks in Missoula. Each month we visit a park and spend time exploring the wild spots we find. Catch bugs with nets, paint with water colors, look under rocks and play games every first and third Thursday.

photo 2Date: Thursdays, August 7th & 21st

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Location: Franklin Park in August

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

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program will meet at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., September-May for the academic year.

MNHC now on Facebook!

Monday, October 1st, 2001

Check out upcoming events!  See fun event photos!  Become a fan!

It is all possible now that MNHC has a Facebook page.

Check it out at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Missoula-MT/Montana-Natural-History-Center/92854982739

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

Monday, September 3rd, 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.

Each month will feature a different nature theme with new activities every session.

 

 

  • September: Rocks Around Us
  • October: Batty for Bats
  • November: Delightful Deer, Moose, and More
  • December: Wild Weasels

Dates: First and Third Thursdays of the Month

Time: 10am-11am

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

Cost: $1 per child MNHC members, $3 per child  non-members; adults free

Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Best for ages 2-5.

Chasing the Perfect Photograph by Rob Gappert

Wednesday, August 29th, 2001
First Friday Gallery Opening

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to present a First Friday Gallery Opening for photographer and Master Naturalist Rob Gappert.

‘Chasing the Perfect Photograph’

rob gappertThe Montana Natural History Center is proud to present a Gallery Opening for photographer and Master Naturalist Rob Gappert. Is it possible to capture all of Montana’s beauty in a single image? This exhibition is a collection of pictures Rob has taken on his journey to get that perfect photograph.

Opening on First Friday September 5th, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The show may be seen throughout the months of September & October.

Date: Friday, September 5th

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

 

Grassland Ecology in the Blackfoot

Monday, June 11th, 2001
Naturalist Field Day

Dean Pearson, Research Ecologist for the Forest Service, has been working in the Blackfoot  valley for the past 11 years. Using his study as a model, investigate the fascinating complexities of community ecology.

blkfoot valley

We will spend time in the field learning how to recognize ecological patterns and examining the processes underlying those patterns. Through  guided instruction, group collaboration, and individual journaling you will practice viewing the landscape through a lens of ecological interactions. From these observations we will generate hypotheses and from Dean’s work learn how to design corresponding experiments.  Discussion and projects throughout the day will provide  an in depth understanding of food webs/interaction webs vs. density-mediated pathways with specific focus on the grassland.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch, water, clothes appropriate for the weather, hat, hiking shoes/boots, journal.

 Date: Saturday, June 28th

Time:  9:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Meet at Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Missoula

Cost:  $80/$70 MNHC members.

Registration is required. Please call 327-0405.

Some scholarships are available. 5 OPI credits