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Field Notes Writing Workshop, 6-Part Class

May 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 11, 2020

$70 – $90

Location: Virtual Classroom through Zoom

Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4 & 11

Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this online, workshop-based six-part class!

Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio
Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC’s Museum Programs Coordinator

In this six-part class, you’ll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and workshop your very own Field Note. We’ll read and discuss a variety of nature writing; brainstorm ideas; practice writing prompts; discuss tone, style, and research methods; and provide feedback for each other’s Field Notes. We’ll also have KUFM’s Beth Anne Austein join us for a class to share her insights and experience at the KUFM studios, where the recording magic happens! You’ll have the opportunity to record your Field Note at KUFM sometime later this year, if interested.

This class will be a delightful combination of natural history and creativity. You’ll get to explore a natural history topic of your choice, practice different writing techniques, get and give feedback on your and others’ writing in a small, supportive workshop setting, and finish the class with a lovely natural history essay that’s ready to be shared with the Montana Public Radio listening area (if you wish!).

Course fee includes a copy of our beautiful Field Notes from the Montana Natural History Center book, a collection of 134 Field Notes as well as original artwork from dozens of naturalists from the program’s first 25 years. We’ll read and discuss several of these Field Notes in class, and the rest of the book is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Cost: $70 MNHC members, $90 non-members. Save $10 on any of our memberships when you purchase one while registering for this course! You can add the MNHC membership to your order when you check out.

REGISTER HERE. Registration is required. Scholarships available; contact us at 327.0405 for details.

What’s the refund policy?
The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.


May 7, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$70 – $90
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States