From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly.

Cost: $10; $5 members; FREE for high school and college students.

Purchase tickets online here (we’ll also sell tickets at the door, but purchasing in advance will ensure you get a seat!):

February 19th: Eric Rasmussen – Bitterroot Valley Winter Eagle Project: The Rise of Scavengers and Citizen Scientists

March 11th: Kayla Fratt Go Find It! Digging Deeper on Conservation Detection Dogs

         Our Fall Series has been postponed until spring 2021 due to COVID-19.

Cedar Mathers-Winn – The Language of the Wild: Studies in Animal Communication

Karen Sippy & Ken Stolz – Living Museums: Learning in Missoula’s Urban Forests

Christopher Preston – Treading Lightly in the Anthropocene

Hosted by Marc Moss – Live Community Storytelling: Notes from the Field

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, the Good Food Store, and to the Dram Shop for sponsoring our lecture series!


Click through the individual events below for more detailed information on each lecture!