ID Naturalist

What is a naturalist? How do you represent a place using only color? What does the sound of a place look like? Explore the answers to these questions and many more with the Montana Natural History Center’s ID Naturalist program. Interactive video lessons introduce and model journaling prompts to help students discover their naturalist self.

Through this subscription-based service educators and parents gain access to ten web-based video lessons presented by a teaching naturalist that can be opened at your convenience and in the comfort of the classroom or home. Lessons have natural pausing points and invitations to lead your students outside to practice the presented skill or prompt. Designed and delivered by teachers for teachers, you can rest assured that each lesson supports NGSS and CCSS and has been crafted with best practices in mind.

$50/class or household for non-members
$45/class or household for members & teachers in the Teacher Benefits Program
Subscription expires August 1, 2021.

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Lesson Lineup:

Lesson 1: Who is a Naturalist?

Lesson 2: Making a Nature Journal Entry

Lesson 3: Event Maps

Lesson 4: Sound Maps

Lesson 5: Collections

Lesson 6: Place Swatches

Lesson 7: Field Guide Entry

Lesson 8: Graphic Novel Entry

Lesson 9: Naturalist Short: Cheating Perspective

Lesson 10: Naturalist Short: Gesture Drawing and Behavior