Homeschool Naturalists Celebrate Spring

by Bailey Zook, Teaching Naturalist On the first Monday of April, MNHC’s amazing volunteer Claudia joined me to facilitate the final Middle School Homeschool Naturalists class for the 2019-20 school year. These students are bright, curious, kind, thoughtful,...

Tinkergarten: Playing Messy and Celebrating the Earth

by Keturah Huisken, guest blogger and Tinkergarten instructor As I wrap up another spring of Tinkergarten outdoor classes, I leave the families with a few profound thoughts (they aren’t mine, so I can call them that). One is a quote by the renowned David Sobel, “​Give...

Giving Thanks

by Bailey Zook, Teaching Naturalist The Montana Natural History Center has witnessed a ton of changes in the last year and the holiday season has provided us with the lovely opportunity to do a little self reflection. If you have been in to see us in the last six...

Connecting Kids with Nature…and Connecting with Kids

by Rosie Costain, MNHC Volunteer The first time I volunteered with the Visiting Naturalist in the Schools (VNS) program, I found myself dumbfounded by the information a group of 4th graders knew off the top of their heads. January was about identifying skulls. When...