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Education :: Environment
Nature Study Intro: Landscape Features & Local Rocks
10:00 AM
Cherry St Trailhead to Mt Jumbo
Nature Study Intro: Landscape Features & Local Rocks Description:
DATE: August 9
TIMES: 10:00 a.m.- noon
LOCATION: Meet at the Cherry St Trail head to Mt. Jumbo.

Landscape Features and Local Rocks is part of our summer ‘Introduction to Nature Series’.

Get an elevated view of the Missoula Valley and learn why the landscape looks the way it does. Faults, a glacial lake, and other momentous geological events have dramatically shaped our surroundings. We will also spend time looking at our most common local rocks; rocks that are 1.5 billion years old, rocks that form the Bitterroot mountains, smoky crystals, and more. For those who are interested in a strenuous climb, there is the option after the program to hike to the Glacial Lake Missoula lake elevation marker almost 1,000 ft. above the valley floor.

Moderate difficulty, incline. Optional hike to the elevation marker is strenuous.

Instructor: Christine Morris is the Community Programs Coordinator at the Montana Natural History Center. She teaches the Montana Master Naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide courses. Christine loves geology and spends lots of her time picking up rocks.

What to Bring:

snacks, water
clothes for changing Montana weather conditions.
Sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
writing implement and journal (optional, though handy)

COVID Precautions:

small class limited to 12 students
masks may be required or recommended indoors depending on CDC guidelines and Missoula numbers
vaccinated MNHC staff and instructors
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Cherry St Trailhead to Mt Jumbo
Address: 1119 Cherry St, Missoula, MT 59802, USA Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: N/A

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