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Roadside Geology Field Day with Bruce Baty (Waitlist Only)

October 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

$50 – $55

Date: Thursday, October 5
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center. We will be taking the MNHC bus.

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Join us for a geology bus tour with Bruce Baty!
In a whirlwind field day you will see many geologic features that are common throughout Western Montana. Can you believe that in just a 45-mile journey east of Missoula we will encounter volcanoes, lava flows, and major fault zones? Throw in uplifted and tilted rock layers, stream features, and a variety of rocks for a truly outstanding day. The geology of our region has a tumultuous and fascinating history. This single-day survey will help you read the stories in the landscapes around you.

Instructor: Bruce Baty graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1967 with a major in geology. In September of 1967 he enrolled in a master’s graduate program in geology at the University of Montana. While there, he taught some undergraduate geology lab courses and enjoyed the challenge of designing course work, tests, and working with students. As a result of those experiences, Bruce graduated with a master’s degree in geology with a teaching endorsement in earth science. He taught geology and earth science at Hellgate High School for the next thirty years, retiring from teaching in 2001.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch, water, snacks
  • Clothes appropriate for changing Montana weather conditions
  • Good shoes or boots
  • Notebook and writing implement, camera (optional)

Notes: We will be getting on and off the bus during the day. There will be some walking on uneven ground. And restrooms are scarce!


What’s the refund policy?

The course 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. In light of changes to programming due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will make exceptions to its normal refund policy. These exceptions are as follows:

Any programs cancelled by the Montana Natural History Center are eligible for a full refund.

In the event a program fee can be rolled over to a following cycle or year, that offer will be made available to the paying program participant, and a spot will be reserved for the participant.

If a program is cancelled by a participant due to reasonable health and safety concerns from exposure risk to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will issue a full refund.

If any participant experiences major illness, injury, or loss of a family member prior to the start of a registered program the participant is eligible for a full refund.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.