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Montana Natural History Center

http://www.montananaturalist.org

March 2021

Spring Online Master Naturalist Course

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 20, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Spring Online Certification Course 2021 Tuesdays, February 2nd – April 20th, 2021 + Field Weekend - April 17-18 4:00-6:00 p.m. Optional in-person Meet and Greet at MNHC (120 Hickory St., Missoula) on Tuesday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required and event will be held outdoors. 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…

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Saunter with a Naturalist in the Morning

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bancroft Pond, 34th St
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

Date: March 11 Second Thursday of the month Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm If you prefer an evening saunter, join us on March 16, learn more here. March Location: Bancroft Pond Meet at the southwest corner of the wetland. Street parking available on 34th Street. Location will vary month to month (in the Missoula Valley) Bring your curiosity and your own naturalist knowledge and join MNHC Naturalist Ser Anderson on a naturalist saunter.  We will focus on exploring the…

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Spring Break Family Naturalist Programs

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, 404 H Road
Missoula, MT 59804 United States
Free

Join us to explore the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this week for a free, socially distanced program designed for elementary-aged students and their families. Each day we'll have three naturalist-themed trails set up for your family to enjoy at your own pace to help you explore the natural world! Masks are required for all participants, and please feel free to bring your own binoculars, naturalist journal, and curiosity as…

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Spring Online Master Naturalist Course

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 20, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Spring Online Certification Course 2021 Tuesdays, February 2nd – April 20th, 2021 + Field Weekend - April 17-18 4:00-6:00 p.m. Optional in-person Meet and Greet at MNHC (120 Hickory St., Missoula) on Tuesday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required and event will be held outdoors. 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…

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Saunter with a Naturalist in the Evening

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bancroft Pond, 34th St
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

Date: March 16 Third Tuesday of the month Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm. If you prefer a morning saunter, join us on March 11, learn more here. March Location: Bancroft Pond Meet at the southwest corner of the wetland. Street parking available on 34th Street. Location will vary month to month (in the Missoula Valley) Bring your curiosity and your own naturalist knowledge and join MNHC Naturalist Ser Anderson on a naturalist saunter.  We will focus on exploring the…

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Spring Break Family Naturalist Programs

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, 404 H Road
Missoula, MT 59804 United States
Free

Join us to explore the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this week for a free, socially distanced program designed for elementary-aged students and their families. Each day we'll have three naturalist-themed trails set up for your family to enjoy at your own pace to help you explore the natural world! Masks are required for all participants, and please feel free to bring your own binoculars, naturalist journal, and curiosity as…

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Spring Online Master Naturalist Course

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 20, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Spring Online Certification Course 2021 Tuesdays, February 2nd – April 20th, 2021 + Field Weekend - April 17-18 4:00-6:00 p.m. Optional in-person Meet and Greet at MNHC (120 Hickory St., Missoula) on Tuesday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required and event will be held outdoors. 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…

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Beaver Ecology Workshop

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$35 – $40

Location: TBA in or around Missoula. Participants meet at the field site. Date: Thursday, March 25 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This walk-and-talk led by beaver expert and incredible instructor Rob Rich will submerse you in beaver life-history and habitat requirements. Rob will illustrate a discussion of beaver biology with specimens and provide an introduction to beaver ecology. We will then conduct a site survey of beaver habitat suitability as he guides us through an exploration of the riparian…

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Spring Online Master Naturalist Course

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 20, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Spring Online Certification Course 2021 Tuesdays, February 2nd – April 20th, 2021 + Field Weekend - April 17-18 4:00-6:00 p.m. Optional in-person Meet and Greet at MNHC (120 Hickory St., Missoula) on Tuesday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required and event will be held outdoors. 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…

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April 2021

Missoula Rocks: The History & Geology of Downtown Missoula

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$20 – $25

Location: Downtown Missoula. We will meet in Caras Park by the pavilion/stage. Date: Thursday, April 1 Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon Bruce Baty, geologist and educator, and Kristjana Eyjolfsson, education director at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, will lead you on this fascinating downtown tour. We will visit select iconic buildings, learning about both their geologic and cultural history. Bruce will identify the various rocks used in their construction and the stories they tell about Montana's geology. Kristjana will…

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Spring Online Master Naturalist Course

April 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 April 20, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Spring Online Certification Course 2021 Tuesdays, February 2nd – April 20th, 2021 + Field Weekend - April 17-18 4:00-6:00 p.m. Optional in-person Meet and Greet at MNHC (120 Hickory St., Missoula) on Tuesday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required and event will be held outdoors. 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…

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Virtual Naturalist Book Club #2

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Date: Monthly, starting Monday, April 6 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location/Platform: Virtual Zoom Classroom Joining our free naturalist book club is a wonderful way to become acquainted with the best nature books and to meet other like-minded naturalists! Look forward to each month as you discuss what you have read, enjoying various perspectives and insights. Your hosts will be Sherry Staub and Cas Kendley. Sherry has lead the Sacajawea book club for over two years in Bozeman and has extensively read…

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Online Field Notes Writing Workshop – 6-Part Class

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 18, 2021

$100 – $120

Location: Virtual Classroom through Zoom Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this online, workshop-based six-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 In this six-part class, you’ll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and…

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Spring Online Master Naturalist Course

April 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 April 20, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Spring Online Certification Course 2021 Tuesdays, February 2nd – April 20th, 2021 + Field Weekend - April 17-18 4:00-6:00 p.m. Optional in-person Meet and Greet at MNHC (120 Hickory St., Missoula) on Tuesday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required and event will be held outdoors. 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…

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Ninepipe Wildlife Refuge Birding Experience

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge Charlo, MT 59824 United States
$30 – $40

Location: Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge Meet at the Great Gray Gifts coffee shop next to the Ninepipes Lodge. Date: Thursday, April 15 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join Pat Jamieson on a day of birding discovery in the gorgeous Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at the gift shop at the Ninepipes Lodge and then caravan to a series of pullouts along the perimeter of the reservoir. You are sure to see a large variety of waterfowl in…

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Online Field Notes Writing Workshop – 6-Part Class

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 18, 2021

$100 – $120

Location: Virtual Classroom through Zoom Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this online, workshop-based six-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 In this six-part class, you’ll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and…

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Spring Online Master Naturalist Course

April 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 April 20, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

Spring Online Certification Course 2021 Tuesdays, February 2nd – April 20th, 2021 + Field Weekend - April 17-18 4:00-6:00 p.m. Optional in-person Meet and Greet at MNHC (120 Hickory St., Missoula) on Tuesday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Masks required and event will be held outdoors. 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…

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Online Field Notes Writing Workshop – 6-Part Class

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 18, 2021

$100 – $120

Location: Virtual Classroom through Zoom Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this online, workshop-based six-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 In this six-part class, you’ll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and…

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May 2021

Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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Online Field Notes Writing Workshop – 6-Part Class

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 18, 2021

$100 – $120

Location: Virtual Classroom through Zoom Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this online, workshop-based six-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 In this six-part class, you’ll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and…

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Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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Online Field Notes Writing Workshop – 6-Part Class

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 18, 2021

$100 – $120

Location: Virtual Classroom through Zoom Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this online, workshop-based six-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 In this six-part class, you’ll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and…

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Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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Online Field Notes Writing Workshop – 6-Part Class

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 18, 2021

$100 – $120

Location: Virtual Classroom through Zoom Dates: Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this online, workshop-based six-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 In this six-part class, you’ll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and…

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Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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

May 21 - May 23
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$250

DATES: May 21-23 2021 TIMES: Friday, 3:00-8:30 p.m., Saturday, 9:00- 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 -8:30 p.m., Sunday, 9:00- noon LOCATION: Dispersed outdoor locations in and around Missoula and online Registration is required. We are sorry, this conference is full! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST. Learn from four experienced instructors: Hannah Hinchman, Nancy Seiler, Claire Emery and Jenah Mead and lecturer Valerie Bayer. Throughout the weekend they will teach a variety of nature journaling tips and techniques- event-mapping, drawing native…

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Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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Certified Interpretive Guide VIRTUAL Training Course

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

$235 – $385

Become a Certified Interpretive Guide! Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4 - 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break included. Location: Anywhere! This is virtual class.  Calling all interpretive program educators, present, and future! If you work, or plan to work, in museums, environmental education, field-based settings, or any educational capacity with the public, we have a fabulous professional development opportunity for you. Learn to create, conduct, and evaluate interpretive presentations and programs, and gain the tools to…

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June 2021

Summer Master Naturalist Course

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 7, 2021

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$395 – $425
Montana Master Naturalists examine purply-blue camas flowers at Packer Meadows near Lolo Pass.

Our certification courses consist of at least 40 hours of instruction in a mix of lectures, in-class labs, and outdoor field trips. We’ll cover a wide breadth of topics with the goal of giving you an essential foundation of skill and knowledge on which you can build. Monday-Friday, June 7-11, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This is a five-day intensive course held in June each year. Class meets from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Christine Morris, Community Programs Coordinator…

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