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NatureWebs #4: Making Mountains: Adventures in Topography Part 1

April 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am


Join us for NatureWebs: FREE Science & Nature Webinars from the Montana Natural History Center. 

How can we represent a three-dimensional landform on a two-dimensional piece of paper? How do map makers show elevation? Are all maps the same? Let’s take a look at all of these questions and more by making a mountain and then making a map!

Join our Zoom webinar here: https://zoom.us/j/200966619?pwd=QTVZQ01HUGFQdmtVSmlZdzNxa1dsUT09

Password: 524698

New to Zoom? Learn how it works here. Please note that Zoom does not need to be installed on your device – you can join the webinar simply by clicking the link and entering your email address.

Supplies needed:

  • Playdough or clay
  • Floss or thread
  • Ruler with centimeters
  • Pencil
  • Paper

Watch our step-by-step “Making Topography” video for how to build your mountain.

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Live viewing of NatureWebs will be limited to 100 households, which will be managed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Logging on at the indicated time will increase your chances of participation in the live event. However, we will make all NatureWebs available after their airing to an unlimited audience. You can find our NatureWebs library on YouTube here. Or click here for links to the individual recordings (scroll to bottom of page).

MNHC staff are working hard to provide you with new content that’s accessible online. While we are offering these great resources free of charge, we ask you to consider a small donation to help keep our operations going during these times. You can DONATE HERE. Thank you for your generosity and support!


April 14, 2020
10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States