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Secret Science Night with Don Linton

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003
Becoming a Beekeeper

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Have you ever wanted to keep your own bees? Don Linton of the Big Sky Beekeepers will provide an introduction to this rewarding and delicious activity. Topics will include bee behavior, hive design, and the materials you need to begin. Come with questions or familiarize yourself with a completely new hobby.

 

Date: Wednesday, January 14th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

Hibernation Celebration!

Sunday, December 28th, 2003
Saturday Kids Activity

 

sleeping-bearCelebrate winter and the amazing, curious, and sleepy lives of animals around us. Frogs freeze solid, bears snooze in cozy dens, and snakes slumber together in a ball. We will listen to a story and then party down with a hot cocoa and crafts. Feel free to wear your slippers!

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, January 17th

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

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

Admission: $1 MNHC members/ $3 non-members

 

 

Naturalist Trivia Night! with Five Valleys Audubon

Friday, December 26th, 2003
Secret Science Night

binocsThis Naturalist Trivia Night will be hosted by the birders of Five Valleys Audubon. Categories will likely focus on … birds. We will have some general nature knowledge categories too.Come show off your skills or learn new facts.  You can bring a team or join up with other friendly naturalists when you arrive.

Date: Wednesday, January 28th

Time: 7:00- 8:30 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.

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Gallery Opening ‘Naturalists as Artists’

Monday, December 22nd, 2003
Neil Moore and David Jacobson

Naturalists express what they see and connect with in a variety of ways. This show presents the photography of Neil Moore and the pastels of David Jacobson as two artistic responses to the natural world they encounter. View the work during a First Friday Gallery opening and throughout the month of February.

by Neil Moore

by Neil Moore

First Friday Gallery Opening: Friday, February 6th

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Free

 

Winter Ecology Walk for Families

Thursday, December 18th, 2003
winterecologywalkcroppedSaturday Kids’ Activity

 

 

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-

Naturalist Trivia Night!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2003
Secret Science Night

trivia night2Show off your nature knowledge or learn new facts during MNHC’s  Naturalist Trivia Night! Come as a team or join up with other friendly naturalists when you arrive.  This fun night is for novices and experts alike. Categories could include information on Montana’s flora and fauna, local geology, Montana geography, or any other naturalist topic we can come up with.

Date: Wednesday, March 4th

Time: 7:00 -8:30 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.

How to Draw Animals and Birds

Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
Saturday Kids Activity

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, 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

 

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for wildland firefighter 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, you won’t see the classic images of torching trees or grimy fire fighters. Instead, 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

Naturalist Trivia Night!

Thursday, December 4th, 2003
Secret Science Night

What is North America’s largest waterfowl? Trumpeter Swan. Test your nature knowledge  during our fun trivia nights. Bring a crew or join a team of friendly naturalists when you arrive. Trivia nights are for the expert and amateur  alike. BYOB and snacks.

Date: Wednesday, April 15th

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free.