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Stories in Stones: Rock Identification and Geology Primer 4-Part Class

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 23, 2020

$40 – $45

This series has been canceled due to COVID-19. Look for details on an outdoor field experience with Bruce Baty coming soon.

Geologist Bruce Baty provides lectures and hands-on activities to illustrate geologic principals during this fascinating series. You will practice recognizing different types of igneous rocks through study and sorting, get a primer on common mineral composition, discover how rock changes through metamorphism, and find out how landscape features are the key to understanding the past.

The series provides an excellent introduction to geology and offers plenty of time for questions and exploration.

Bruce Baty is a retired earth sciences teacher from Hellgate High School. He now teaches geology classes for the Montana Natural History Center and the Lifelong Learning Center.

Cost: $40/$45 Member/Non-Member

Registration is required.


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.

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.

View our full cancellation/refund policy here.

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

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



September 16
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$40 – $45
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States