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...

Maybe All We Need

by Ser Anderson, Visiting Naturalist in the Schools Field Trip Instructor 10.8.2018 Kelly Island Cottonwood leaves crunch beneath my boots as I walk between the students I have spread out at stations along this short section of trail.  One of them is reading about...

#OptOutside This Thanksgiving Week!

#OptOutside this week! MNHC will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and the staff are looking forward to some fun outdoor explorations…and we encourage you to do the same! Avoid the frenzy of holiday shopping on Black Friday and head outside with your...

Three Generations at the Lake

by Ramey Kodadek This past weekend my parents, my brother’s family, and my family camped at Big Arm Campground on Flathead Lake. I’ve been camping at Big Arm since I was about six years old. Every summer we would pack up the pop-up (loaded to the gills with food,...