Join us for NatureWebs!

Free Science & Nature Webinars from the Montana Natural History Center

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!

We will be offering a new webinar every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Sign up here to receive webinars as they are released and/or join our email list to receive webinar information plus MNHC updates and news.

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. The individual recordings are also linked below.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT WEBINAR:

NatureWebs #3: Fly Like a Goose and Build Like a Bee! Explore Nature Through Biomimicry!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

How can we use nature to solve human problems? Inspiration from nature has led to many inventions to make our lives easier. We’ll dive into the science of biomimicry, explore examples of inventions humans have learned from nature, and engage in an engineering project to build a better marker box based on shapes found in nature.

This webinar is best for kids in grades 1-3 (but still fun for other ages, too!).

Join our Zoom webinar here: https://zoom.us/j/285549700

NOTE: We STRONGLY encourage parents to attend this webinar with their children so they can have assistance with typing and clicking things on screen.

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:

Check out our past webinars:

NatureWebs #1: Winging It: A Biomimicry Adventure

Does the length of a bird wing change how it flies? Do all birds fly the same way? How can we explore these questions using only paper? We will look at all of this and more using bird wings and the wonder of flight as our inspiration.

This webinar will last approximately 30 minutes and will then lead you and your test pilot(s) to an instructional video that teaches you how to build your own glider.

Watch the recording of our Zoom webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QVhoKqE_sQ

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:

  • 3 pieces of 8.5 x 11 copy paper (recycled paper is fine!)
  • 1 piece of scratch paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick (works better than liquid glue)
  • Scissors
  • Paper clip

After watching the webinar, head over to our “Let’s Build a Glider” video for a short tutorial.

NatureWebs #2: Batty for Bats!

Explore the wonderful world of bats! You’ll learn about what bats are and what makes them unique, discover some of the coolest bat species, and leave feeling batty for bats!

Watch the recording of our Zoom webinar here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdfakH7Jxtw

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.