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Montana Natural History Center

http://www.montananaturalist.org

August 2020

Monarchs in Montana: Citizen Science!

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, 404 H Road
Missoula, MT 59804 United States
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$5 – $10

DATE: Saturday, August 8 TIME: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula near the water tower. Monarch Butterflies in Montana?! Where are they? What do we know about their population? Join Maggie Herschauer at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden to learn about monarchs, milkweed, and the results of the Bitterroot  Monarch Project. Maggie Herschauer, researcher with MPG ranch, started the Bitterroot Monarch Project in response to the lowest population count of the Western monarch…

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PaddleHead Baseball Community Night

August 12 @ 7:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$12

Conservation & Environment - Missoula PaddleHeads vs Rocky Mountain Vibes Wednesday, August 12th @ 7:00pm MDT Ogren Park Allegiance Field , Missoula , MT Purchase Deadline: Aug 10th @ 11:59pm MDT Join Montana Natural History Center at the ballpark on Wednesday, August 12th as your Missoula PaddleHeads take on the Rocky Mountain Vibes. This season, every Wednesday home game highlights a different theme encompassing local non-profits. On this night we will be celebrating Conservation and the Environment in the Missoula Community. When purchasing your tickets…

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POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 | Master Astronomer Train-the-Trainer Workshop

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - August 23 @ 5:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $70

  DATES: SORRY! THIS COURSE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 2021 DUE TO COVID CONCERNS TIME: Friday: 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center The Montana Natural History is pleased to offer a weekend workshop for individuals interested in engaging in astronomy outreach and dark sky advocacy. This workshop will be based on materials from the Master Astronomer Program created by the National Park Service in collaboration with Cedar Breaks…

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September 2020

Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

September 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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

September 2 @ 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

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

DATES: Wednesdays September 2, 9, 16, 23 TIME: 12:00-1:30 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like. LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Take a learning lunch break! 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…

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Closed for Labor Day

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

MNHC will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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

September 9 @ 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

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

DATES: Wednesdays September 2, 9, 16, 23 TIME: 12:00-1:30 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like. LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Take a learning lunch break! 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…

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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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

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

DATES: Wednesdays September 2, 9, 16, 23 TIME: 12:00-1:30 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like. LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Take a learning lunch break! 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…

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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

September 23 @ 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

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

DATES: Wednesdays September 2, 9, 16, 23 TIME: 12:00-1:30 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like. LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Take a learning lunch break! 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…

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Treading Lightly Lecture Series: The Language of the Wild: Studies in Animal Communication

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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October 2020

Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Living Museums: Learning in Missoula’s Urban Forests

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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Nature Photography 4-Part Class

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 29 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

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

Photo by Kathy Eyster DATES: October 8, 15, 22, 29 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LOCATIONS: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center for the first 3 classes. Meet at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography for  the last class on the 23, 216 N. Higgins Ave. We will travel to field sites in the MNHC bus. *Depending on the best social distancing practices regarding COVID-19. We may be meeting in the field and not riding the bus together.* Learn nature…

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Douglas-fir: The Story of the West’s Most Remarkable Tree

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5

DATE: October 8 TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Join the Montana Natural History Center and the Clark Fork Chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society for Douglas-fir: The Story of the West's Most Remarkable Tree with Steve Arno and Carl Fiedler. This lecture will be presented by renowned and legendary foresters Arno and Fiedler who have written a new book on the subject. Westerners familiar with their forests may think they know the Douglas fir--but how well do…

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Annual Banquet & Auction

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Save the date for our biggest fundraiser of the year! More details coming soon.

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Treading Lightly in the Anthropocene

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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Nature Photography 4-Part Class

October 15 @ 9:00 am - November 5 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

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

Photo by Kathy Eyster DATES: October 8, 15, 22, 29 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LOCATIONS: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center for the first 3 classes. Meet at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography for  the last class on the 23, 216 N. Higgins Ave. We will travel to field sites in the MNHC bus. *Depending on the best social distancing practices regarding COVID-19. We may be meeting in the field and not riding the bus together.* Learn nature…

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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Nature Photography 4-Part Class

October 22 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

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

Photo by Kathy Eyster DATES: October 8, 15, 22, 29 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LOCATIONS: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center for the first 3 classes. Meet at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography for  the last class on the 23, 216 N. Higgins Ave. We will travel to field sites in the MNHC bus. *Depending on the best social distancing practices regarding COVID-19. We may be meeting in the field and not riding the bus together.* Learn nature…

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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Nature Photography 4-Part Class

October 29 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

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

Photo by Kathy Eyster DATES: October 8, 15, 22, 29 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LOCATIONS: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center for the first 3 classes. Meet at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography for  the last class on the 23, 216 N. Higgins Ave. We will travel to field sites in the MNHC bus. *Depending on the best social distancing practices regarding COVID-19. We may be meeting in the field and not riding the bus together.* Learn nature…

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November 2020

Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Live Community Storytelling: Notes from the Field

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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Fall Online Master Naturalist Course

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$300 – $330

Fall Online Certification Course 2020 Tuesdays, September 1st – November 17th, 2020 4:00-6:00 p.m. Our immersive online certification course will help you develop a naturalist state of mind and essential skills through a blend of recorded webinars, live online classes, guided independent study, and an in-person field weekend. Engage with the course anytime, anywhere. The online format can fit your schedule. Though attending the field weekend and live online classes is highly encouraged, they will be recorded and supplemental material can be provided. …

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December 2020

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 24 - December 26
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Bird on pine branch wearing green and red stocking cap and scarf

The Montana Natural History Center will be closed on Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th, and Saturday, December 26th so that our staff can spend time with their families! Happy Holidays!

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CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 31, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Bird on pine branch wearing green and red stocking cap and scarf

The Montana Natural History Center will be closed on Thursday, December 31st and Friday January 1st so that our staff can spend time with their families! Happy Holidays!

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April 2021

Nature Photography 4-Part Course

April 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - April 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 9, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$195 – $205

DATES: April 2021 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LOCATIONS: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center for the first 3 classes. Meet at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography for  the last class on the 23, 216 N. Higgins Ave. We will travel to field sites in the MNHC bus. Learn nature photography techniques from the masters and take your skills to the next level in this 4-part, 16 hour course. You will travel to beautiful locations including Lee Metcalf Wildlife…

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May 2021

1st Annual Nature Journaling Conference at the Montana Natural History Center

May 21, 2021 - May 23, 2021
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$250

DATES: May 21-23 2021 TIMES: Friday, 4:30-7:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00- 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 -9:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00- noon LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Registration is required. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on January 1st. Follow this LINK to register. Learn from four experienced instructors: Hannah Hinchman, Nancy Seiler, Claire Emery and Jenah Mead. Throughout the weekend they will teach a variety of nature journaling tips and techniques- event-mapping, drawing native plants and more- to enhance your joy of nature…

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