This is your chance to interact directly with professional wildlife biologists and researchers in their preferred habitat – the field! Our goals are to enrich your experience, help you think broadly and deeply about the amazing natural world around you, and share what goes into caring for the National Bison Range Complex. Sessions are intended for all ages, and each has a special activity for children.9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Check at the Visitor Center for locations. Talks are subject to change. Check back or call 406-644-2211 extension 0.
June 18 & 20
National Pollinator Week is here. Come learn about the big job these little creatures do.
June 25 & 27
Come look through our spotting scopes and hold a nest as we talk about amazing annual journeys.
July 2 (no program July 4)
Learn all about all the wonders of the wetlands.
July 9 & 11
Learn about bison habitat selection and our unique methods of moving bison from pasture to pasture.
July 16 & 18
See how we use insects as a biological control to combat invasive plants, which helps us improve the landscape.
July 23 & 25
What's a nice buffalo like you doing in a wallow like this? Observe bison courtship at its finest during this active match making session.
July 30 and August 1
Learn how we are working together with agencies and neighbors to care for the Mission Valley.
August 6 & 8
Talk with us about invasive plant species and what we all can do to stop them.
August 13 & 15
Nope - we don't know it all. Come learn about some of the research being conducted in our magnificent natural classroom.
August 20 & 22
Find out about the opportunities that await you on our other National Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas.
August 27 & 28
"...everything on Earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission." - Mourning Dove (Salish). Join us as we share the history and significance of this land, so treasured by indigenous peoples.
September 3 & 5
Sneak on over and let's chat about the top of the food chain at the Bison Range.
September 10 & 12
Where's there smoke, there's....new life. Spark your interest in fire as a tool to improve wildlife habitat.
September 17 & 19
Let's learn about the variety of hooved, horned and antlered animals that call the National Bison Range home.
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