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September 2018

Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter Meeting

September 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter Meeting
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free
Glacial Lake Missoula viewpoint and interpretative sign

The Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute serves the greater Missoula, MT, area. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm at the Montana Natural History Center, and are free and open to the public. Email Larry Lambert at larry glaciallakemissoula com for more information about the chapter, or just come to one of the meetings! Chapter officers: President: Jim Shelden | (406) 728-1860 Secretary: Pete Pettersen | (406) 728-2330 Treasurer: Dave…

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Hunting & Gathering Lecture Series: Early Mining for Flint and Gold

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free – $10
Hunting and Gathering Lecture series - Learning to Read the Landscape

Join us for an exploration of hunting and gathering, from food and medicine to the naturalist’s habit of creating collections. Each of our six speakers will share their expertise, from identification and use of the object of the hunt to identifying the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters and gatherers to find what they’re looking for. Our fifth speaker is geologist and local historian Ted Antonioli. Join us for his lecture, Early Mining for Flint and Gold. The Flint Creek Valley…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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 features a new theme. Explore "Forest Friends," "Rocks & Fossils," "Incredible Insects," and many more. The hour-long program begins with group time led by a Montana Naturalist History Center…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Wonderful Bird Wings

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Wonderful Bird Wings Explore the majesty of bird wings through specimens, activities, and art. The Montana Natural History Center has a large collection of wings to examine, from the very small (hummingbird) to the very large (great blue heron). Learn how different bird wings function to provide soaring, silent flight, speed, and hovering. You will have a chance to actually flap wings and feel their lift, examine them under a microscope, see their skeletal structure, and design your bird based…

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Sip & Sketch: Scientific Illustration

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30
pen and ink drawing of a mushroom

Because the September 26th program filled so quickly, we decided to open up a second one on Tuesday, September 25th! Learn the art of scientific illustration from Sean Edgerton. He will set you up for success by starting with simple methods and help you approach both the living and non-living parts of nature, plants, and animals from an observational standpoint. Practice a field sketching technique and learn how to build complex figures from basic, approachable shapes. Note taking will be…

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