Naturalist Trivia Night

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Naturalist Trivia Night

Friday, December 19th, 2003
Secret Science Night

mad-scientist-lightningShow off your nature knowledge during MNHC’s  Naturalist Trivia Night! Come as a team or join up with others when you arrive. Teams can consist of 1- 10 people.  Show off your skills or learn new facts. Categories could include ‘Name that Bird Song’, ‘Montana Geology’, ”Track ID’ or any other natural history topic we can think up.

Date: Wednesday, October 22nd

Time: 7:00 pm

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

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

Batty for Bats!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2003
Saturday Kids Activity

bat215 bat species spend time in Montana. Perhaps you have seen the little brown myotis flying at dusk? Find out which bat has polka dot  fur  and which one chases its prey by walking on its wrists. See a real bat skeleton, learn what our MT bats eat and where they live, and make some bat masks for Halloween. Free bat poster for every kid!

Date: Saturday, October 25th

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Cost: $3/$1 MNHC members; adults free. costumes welcome!

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Secret Science Night with Dale Becker

Monday, December 15th, 2003
Trumpeter Swan Restoration on the Flathead Reservation

 

Dale Becker, wildlife manager for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe’s Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation program will discuss efforts to restore the Trumpeter Swan as a resident species on the Flathead reservation. Trivia tidbit: Trumpeter swans are the largest waterfowl in North America with a wingspan up to 7 feet. What was their past range in Montana? What challenges do they currently face? What are their habitat requirements? Find out the facts on Trumpeter Swans during this Secret Science Night.

Date: Wednesday, November 5thswans4

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

‘Strange Birds’ by Melissa Madsen

Saturday, December 13th, 2003
Gallery Opening

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Melissa Madsen’s  exhibit of collages printed on canvas  provides a playful and imaginative  perspective on birds. Melissa’s work can be seen on traffic boxes in town and on the walls of our own kids’ room.

First Friday Gallery Opening: November 7th                   

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm                            

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.                                  

‘Strange Birds’ will be up through mid December.

 

Naturalist Trivia Night

Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
Secret Science Night

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Show off your nature knowledge during MNHC’s  Naturalist Trivia Night! Our special hosts for this evening will be the Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute. So you can probably expect a category our two on our famous lake and flood. Come as a team or join up with others when you arrive. Teams can consist of 1- 10 people.  Show off your skills or learn new facts during this fun night for novices and experts alike.

Date: Wednesday, November 19

Time: 7:00 pm

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

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

All About Bears

Monday, December 8th, 2003
Saturday Kids Activity

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What would you eat if you were a bear? Nothing but huckleberries? But did you know bears also eat moths they find under rocks? Find out about the lives of bears through  activities and games. We will also have bear skulls, claws and hides to see and touch.

Date: Saturday, November 22nd

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

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

 

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

Holiday WreathWorkshop

Thursday, December 4th, 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 MT evergreens as you work.

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.

 

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 13th

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

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

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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

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