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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

The Flathead Valley is a place of abundant beauty and opportunities to experience the wonders of Nature, from Glacier Park to downtown Kalispell. Flathead Audubon’s mission is to help people of all ages make powerful connections to this beautiful place we live in, through learning about birds, nature and conservation.

For Educators

bissell science day 2015Flathead Audubon’s education program provides  educational materials, training opportunities and people knowledgeable about birds, nature and conservation to help you teach about these subjects. We make it fun with the many educational trunks and materials available for your use free of charge.  Check out our list of trunks and see what might work in your classroom.  We run programs for public schools and homeschoolers alike.

For Families

5 people at kiosk LWWe also offer programs that are family-friendly, to broaden your knowledge of the natural resources in the beautiful valley that we all share.  Check in on our event calendar regularly to see what’s coming next.  We offer events all over the valley, and all throughout the year.  Come on a family snowshoe walk, or celebrate Earth Day  or Raptor Day with us.  Read about some of our recent events.

For Adults

Photo Credit: Ed FolkweinFlathead Audubon has field trips year round to help you enjoy our area and learn from experts about our local birds.  We also participate in many events around the valley, such as the Earth Day celebration in Whitefish.  Every March we conduct a 6 week class for Flathead Valley Community College Senior Institute called Birds of Northwest Montana.  In April, the 4 week Beauty of Birds course offered through Flathead High School brings experts in the field into the classroom to share their vast knowledge.  In September, Raptor Day at Lone Pine State Park is not just for kids. Learn more about some of the successful programs of the past in this article from Flathead Living.    Flathead Audubon’s Conservation Education Program

Your Photos Could Help Birds

Doug Tallamy, author of ‘Bringing Nature Home’, has launched a new scientific endeavor at the University of Delaware, to find missing links between specific native plants, specific insects, and specific bird species that eat those insects. Knowing exactly which insects birds are eating can determine how specialized birds are on their insect prey. This is absolutely vital in planning gardens to support birds. And you can join the research by providing pictures of birds eating arthropods.