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Naturalist Field Weekend: Naturalist 101

June 22 - June 24

$165 - $185

Spend three days exploring the great Montana outdoors!

This beginner-level class is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about the ecology of our area and the stories and science behind our flora and fauna. Whether you are new to the subject or would like to refresh your skills, you are sure to come away with new knowledge and enviable experiences.

Guided by instructors Christine Morris and Pat Jamieson, you will use the tools of a naturalist to conduct your explorations. Spotting scopes, binoculars, butterfly nets, journals, hand lenses, and more will help unlock the hidden features of the world around us.

This class will meet Friday afternoon (4:00-8:00 p.m.), Saturday (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.), and Sunday (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). Our field experiences will be by MNHC bus.


  • Friday: Birding at Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge
  • Saturday: Forest ecology discovery
  • Sunday: Guided tour of the National Bison Range

What to Bring:

  • Layers of clothing, good walking shoes or boots
  • Water, lunch, snacks
  • Journal, pen, or pencil
  • Optional: binoculars, hand lens, guide books (we have plenty to borrow)

Christine Morris is MNHC’s Community Programs Coordinator and Master Naturalist Class instructor.                   
Pat Jamieson is a long-time educator with the National Bison Refuge. 

Cost: $165 members/$185 non-members

Register online here.


June 22
June 24
$165 - $185
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States