Naturalist Trivia Night

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Naturalist Trivia Night

Saturday, November 23rd, 2002
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 and everyone on the team helps to answer the questions in the category. The answers are submitted at the end of each round. Come to show off your skills or learn new facts. BYOB and snacks.

Date: Wednesday, April 9th

Time: 7:00 pm

 

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

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free. Bring your own snacks and drinks. We will have tea and cocoa.

Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Thursday, November 21st, 2002
Native Plant Identification

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  Our educational focus will be on learning how to identify native plants to family and then to species.

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Date: Thursday, June 12th

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower

Beginning Birding for Kids

Wednesday, November 20th, 2002
Saturday Kids Activity

birdwatching for kidsSpring is on the way and the backyard is getting birdy. What do you do? Grab some binocs and a field guide! You will make a bird journal and practice basic birding skills around the Montana Natural History Center. We will focus on commonly heard bird songs, bird shapes, and a few fun identifying features. Binoculars will be available for use.

Date: Saturday, April 12th

Time: 2:00 -3:-00 pm

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

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free. Fun for the whole family!

Naturalist Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, November 17th, 2002
Saturday Discovery Day

Do you know where to find singing meadowlarks? Or beaver sign? Or the best place to view a cedar tree? Bring a team or join one when you arrive to compete in an all day Naturalist Scavenger Hunt!

Compete in either the adult or family category to find as many of the 25 organisms/items on the scavenger hunt list as you can. The adult category will contain a few challenges; the family category will have fun questions for kids to solve.

Teams will receive the questions at 10:00 am and have until 4:00 pm to finish the hunt. If you finish early, you may return at any time. In most cases a digital camera or camera phone will be necessary to document what you found. So bring your camera, a lunch, and get ready to search around the Missoula valley for naturalist treasures!

Date: Saturday, April  19th

Time: 10:00-4:00 pm

Location: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St. Be prepared to carpool or travel by bike with your team.

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Saturday, November 16th, 2002
Playscaping

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  Our educational focus will be playscaping. Find out how to include landscape features that promote creative outdoor play.

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Date: Thursday, May 1st

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower.

 

Teacher Workshop: Schoolyard Native Plants & Pollinators

Friday, November 15th, 2002
Teacher Workshop

Enjoy an afternoon at the Montana Natural History Center’s Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula and learn about organizations across Montana that can help create or enhance a native plant garden at your school. Whether you are adding native plant features to a vegetable garden or taking advantage of a small plot on your schoolyard, you can be attracting and providing valuable habitat for pollinators.

Teachers will explore hands-on activities that meet educational standards. In addition participants will:

  • Take home lots of resource materials
  • Experience a top-notch native plant teaching garden
  • Learn about pollinators, native plants, and native plant gardening
  • And receive some FREE native plants!
  • Most importantly, we hope you will make connections that will help grow and sustain your native plant garden and its outdoor classroom use.

Date: Thursday, May 8th

Time: 3:00- 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula

Registration: Please call 327-0405 to register. This class is FREE, but space is limited.

Snacks and light dinner provided

3 OPI credits available

Please visit our Teacher Resources page for more information on programs, workshops, and resources for teachers.

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Bird Nests and Eggs Pre-K Program

Thursday, November 14th, 2002
Unplug and Play Week

In celebration of Unplug and Play Week we are offering a ‘Bird Nests and Eggs’ program for Pre-K kids. Come by the Montana Natural History Center and view real nests and eggs. Make your own to take home too!

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Date: Thursday, May 8th

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: FREE

Native Plant Garden Work/Learn Day

Monday, November 11th, 2002

Native Plant Landscaping

Join us at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden for an afternoon lending help in the garden.  Our educational focus will be on native plant landacaping. Learn how to  best landscape your yard using native shrubs, flowers, and trees. Come with questions and ideas. Our gardener can help you with your plan.

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Date: Thursday, May 15th

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location:  Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at the Fort and near the water tower

Montana’s Canine Club: Coyotes, Wolves and Foxes

Saturday, November 9th, 2002
Saturday Kids Activity

Get familiar with Montana’s canines. Can you tell a wolf howl from a coyote howl? How do foxes hunt in the snow? Learn all about these fascinating canines through activities, crafts, and hands-on specimens with our naturalist intern Tom.

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Date: Saturday, May 17th

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members

 

Circus Under the Moon: Flying Squirrels

Thursday, November 7th, 2002
RESCHEDULED to MAY 21.

One of the world’s most sophisticated mammalian gliders lives right here — in western Montana. Come to see how the newly discovered evolutionary innovations of Montana’s flying squirrels elegantly resolve some of the longest-standing problems that we, humans, have in designing our aircraft. Alex Badyaev, a professor of evolutionary biology and award-winning photographer, spent several winters documenting dizzying aerial displays of mating flying squirrels in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Badyaev photography is atwww.tenbestphotos.com

flying squirrelDate: Wednesday,  May 21st (NEW DATE)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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

Admission: $4 suggested donation, MNHC members free. Tea and cocoa for all!

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