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Montana Natural History Center

http://www.montananaturalist.org

October 2019

Sip & Build: Bone Boxes III

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$30 – $35

Due to the popularity of this program, we are offering a THIRD class this October! Tap into your forensic and artistic side this October with a specially-themed Sip & Build: Bone Boxes. Your materials: owl pellets filled with bones, small boxes, mini frames, glue, and your own sense of design. MNHC instructor Christine Morris will discuss the science behind owl pellets before helping guide pellet dissection and the artistic process. Use charts to help determine the animal in your pellet…

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Hunting & Gathering Lecture Series: Beavers in North America: Trapped, Valued, and Why They Matter

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free – $10
Hunting & Gathering 2019 Lecture Series Logo

Join us for a further exploration of the tradition of hunting and gathering, from food and clothing to the naturalist’s habit of creating collections. Each of our six speakers will share their expertise, from identification and use of the object of the hunt to identifying the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters and gatherers to find what they’re looking for. Our fifth speaker is Ben Goldfarb, environmental journalist, editor, and author. Ben has edited and worked for a…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Writing Field Notes Workshop, 4-Part Class

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65

Location: MNHC Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator Field Notes is the Montana Natural History Center's longest-running program, first airing on Montana Public Radio in 1991 and still going strong 28 years later! Field Notes explores our fascinating observations of the natural world,…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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November 2019

Saturday Kids’ Activity: Horns and Antlers

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

What is the difference between horns and antlers? What are they used for and how much do they weigh? During this drop in family program you will get to hold, heft, and handle horns and antlers from Montana species. Bison, bighorns, moose and more have specialized head gear they sport. Make your own horn or antler headband and get great photos holding real specimens up to your head. Drop in anytime between 2:00- 4:00 p.m.

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Writing Field Notes Workshop, 4-Part Class

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65

Location: MNHC Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator Field Notes is the Montana Natural History Center's longest-running program, first airing on Montana Public Radio in 1991 and still going strong 28 years later! Field Notes explores our fascinating observations of the natural world,…

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Sip & Sketch: Gratitude Art Journaling

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$30 – $35

Spend an evening with artist Kate Crouch exploring your connection to nature through gratitude exercises, journaling, and the creation of a layered journal art piece. November is gratitude month. It is a time when we can reflect on what is bringing us happiness in our daily lives and the richness of what we already have. Practicing gratitude can help us focus on optimism, love, and joy while improving our resilience and health. Join artist Kate Crouch as we explore gratitude…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Writing Field Notes Workshop, 4-Part Class

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65

Location: MNHC Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator Field Notes is the Montana Natural History Center's longest-running program, first airing on Montana Public Radio in 1991 and still going strong 28 years later! Field Notes explores our fascinating observations of the natural world,…

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Naturalist Trivia Night with Montana State Parks

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5

The fantastic folks from Montana State Parks are hosting this evening's Naturalist Trivia Night! The questions will focus on Milltown State Park so show off your knowledge or come to learn about the flora, fauna, and history of this wonderful park. Bring a crew or join a team when you arrive. BYOB and snacks. There are usually 3- 4 rounds of questions, frequently on a common theme. Some rounds are verbal, others visual or even auditory (guess that sound!). Two…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Horns and Antlers

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

What is the difference between horns and antlers? What are they used for and how much do they weigh? During this drop in family program you will get to hold, heft, and handle horns and antlers from Montana species. Bison, bighorns, moose and more have specialized head gear they sport. Make your own horn or antler headband and get great photos holding real specimens up to your head. Drop in anytime between 2:00- 4:00 p.m.

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Writing Field Notes Workshop, 4-Part Class

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65

Location: MNHC Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator Field Notes is the Montana Natural History Center's longest-running program, first airing on Montana Public Radio in 1991 and still going strong 28 years later! Field Notes explores our fascinating observations of the natural world,…

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Sip and Sketch: Family Tree Ring Timeline

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $45
Family Tree Ring

LOCATION: MNHC Family Timelines Create a visual timeline of your family memories inspired by tree rings. As trees grow, they add layers to their core, creating rings that we can study to learn more about their life histories. In this family-oriented class, we will learn a little about how trees grow and how to read their rings and will then use a variety of art materials to create our own visual timelines. Join us on your own or bring someone…

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Hunting & Gathering Lecture Series: Traditional Wilderness Skills: Brain Tan Buckskin

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free – $10
Hunting & Gathering 2019 Lecture Series Logo

Join us for a further exploration of the tradition of hunting and gathering, from food and clothing to the naturalist’s habit of creating collections. Each of our six speakers will share their expertise, from identification and use of the object of the hunt to identifying the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters and gatherers to find what they’re looking for. Our final speaker is Joshua Lisbon, Education & Outreach Manager at the MPG Ranch. Joshua has been tanning deer,…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Inspired by Nature: Expressive Markmaking with Nancy Seiler

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$90

Location: MNHC Date: Saturday, November 23 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Create  a work of art using unusual and exciting materials with instructor Nancy Seiler By combining GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics (slow-drying acrylics) with GOLDEN Gels, you'll create layers that resemble the painting process of oil and cold wax without the use of solvents. Starting on canvas with expressive mark making inspired by natural objects, oil and cold wax mixtures are added with a bowl scraper. Using a variety of tools, the paint is…

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Closed for Thanksgiving

November 28 - November 29
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

MNHC is CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th, and Friday, November 29th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open on Saturday, November 30th – we’d love to see you!  Don't miss the Wreath Making Class on Nov. 30, 2:00-4:00. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Wreath Class

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$35 – $40

Make a beautiful holiday wreath out of local conifer boughs. We will show you how to create the frame, attach greenery, and add decorations. You will create a lovely and fragrant hand-made wreath to hang on your door or give as a gift. As you work, learn how to identify our local and landscaped conifers by their needles and cones. Your ticket includes all the materials for making one large wreath, decorations including ribbon for the wreath, instruction and hot…

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December 2019

Wreath Making Junior!

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $45

Make a beautiful little wreath from conifer boughs! This family-friendly class is a perfect afternoon outing for a child and their caregiver. We will use a 6-inch branch base to attach boughs, cones, and ribbon. Learn how to identify our local conifers by their needles and cones and sip hot cocoa as you work. Wreath making is a natural "hands-on" way to learn about trees! All materials are provided for each attendee to create their own wreath. Cost: Individual: $25…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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First Friday: Open House and Holiday Gift Pop-Up by Claudia Paillao

December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a Holiday Pop-Up Shop by artist Claudia Paillao. View her incredibly accurate felted bird sculptures made with a needle felting technique. Each art piece is created after careful research to provide insight into the appearance and behavior of the bird or animal. Claudia, owner of Patagonian Hands, will also have a special selection of earrings, soaps, coasters, and other hand-made items available for sale only during the opening. Claudia will be…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Nature Journaling: Iridescent Insects with Nancy Seiler

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$90

Location: MNHC Date: Saturday, December 14 Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. Use iridescent paints to create realistic, gorgeous insects. Nancy Seiler will show you how! Drawing and painting from pinned specimens in the MNHC collection, we will paint with white, pigmented and iridescent QoR Modern watercolors on black and white surfaces. All materials provided. No experience necessary! Nancy Seiler is a certified Golden Artist Educator. She teachers workshops from her studio in Missoula and abroad. Her work is in numerous collections and exhibitions.…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Wild Gift Workshop- Drawing from Nature

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Make your own naturalist gift this year by drawing a beautiful animal or bird based on a specimen in the exhibit hall. We will have pencils, watercolor pencils, and pens, clipboards to use, and nice drawing and watercolor paper for your art. Follow tips for scientific illustration or let your creativity go wild. Everyone can participate during this family based program. Drop in anytime between 2:00- 4:00 p.m.

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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January 2020

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65
phenology wheel

LOCATION: MNHC DATES: January 7, 14, 21, 28 TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65
phenology wheel

LOCATION: MNHC DATES: January 7, 14, 21, 28 TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65
phenology wheel

LOCATION: MNHC DATES: January 7, 14, 21, 28 TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most…

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Naturalist Trivia Night with the Montana Wilderness Association and the Great Burn Conservation Alliance

January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5

Spend a fun filled evening competing in Naturalist Trivia with special guests from the Montana Wilderness Association and the Great Burn Conservation Alliance. You can show off your skills or come to learn more about Montana's wilderness areas and the Great Burn recommended wilderness. Join a team when you arrive or bring a crew. These trivia nights are a wonderful way to meet other naturalists or hang out with friends. Four rounds and two hours of questions will result in…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65
phenology wheel

LOCATION: MNHC DATES: January 7, 14, 21, 28 TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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February 2020

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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March 2020

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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April 2020

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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May 2020

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild River Animals April: Welcome Birds! May: Spring Surprises No programming June-August. September: Forest Friends October: Creepy Crawlies November: Deer, Moose, and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

MiniNaturalists is cancelled on Thursday, October 17 due to jury duty. Come see us again next week! The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children in the exploration of the natural world through fun, hands-on activities and games. Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them. Each month features a new theme: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild…

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