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Introduction to Nature Study: Knowing the Plants

June 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$30 – $35

DATE: June 16
TIMES: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden. See here for directions and a map.

REGISTER HERE for Knowing the Plants

Knowing the Plants is part of our summer “Introduction to Nature” series. Take one or take them all!

Learn how to see the patterns in local native plants with biology and botany instructor Greg Peters. By looking at characteristics shared among groups, or families, of plants you will be able to identify many of the plants and flowers you see this summer. During this introductory/refresher course, Greg will discuss tips and techniques for plant identification, share botanical stories, and guide detailed observation. The Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula is an oasis of native plants, birds, and animals close to the Bitterroot River.

Instructor: Greg Peters is an Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences Missoula College. He is a trained botanist educator. Greg has also taught the Montana Master Naturalist Course for the Glacier Institute and many classes for the Montana Natural History Center. As one student wrote: “Greg is the man. He wants you to learn, to be excited about the material, to ask questions, and to share your knowledge and experience. I took one of his classes because it was a requirement. I took two others because he taught them.”

What to Bring:

  • snacks, water
  • clothes for changing Montana weather conditions
  • sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • bug spray for mosquitos
  • writing implement and journal (optional but handy)

COVID Precautions:

  • small class limited to 12 students
  • masks may be required or recommended indoors depending on CDC guidelines and Missoula numbers
  • vaccinated MNHC staff and instructors

Cost: $30 MNHC members / $35 non-members. Scholarships are available! Please contact cmorris [at] montananaturalist.org for more information.
You can add an MNHC membership at checkout.

REGISTER HERE for Knowing the Plants


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. This ticket is non-transferable to other programs or events. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.



June 16, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$30 – $35
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