After school programs begin with the Zootown arts council in Missoula
The best thing about the end of summer? YAAP - the Young Artists Afterschool Program - is just heating up at the Zootown Arts Council in Missoula.
Classes start on September 12 and are available for young artists between the ages of 6 and 16. Based on a nationally-recognized arts education model, YAAP promotes the artistic and creative intellectual development of children. (and it's really fun, too!)
Bozeman Symphony presents Tchaikovksy's No. 6
The Bozeman Symphony, conducted by Matthew Savery, will perform Tchaikovsky’s passionate and dramatic Symphony No. 6, op. 74, B minor on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 PM at the Willson Auditorium located on Main Street in Bozeman, Montana. This fantastic opening to the Bozeman Symphony’s 44th concert season also features renowned pianist Spencer Myer performing Concerto, Piano, No. 2 by Camille Saint-Saëns on the Symphony’s Steinway model D Grand piano.
International water conference next month in Bozeman
A NASA astronaut and aquanaut, a Harvard University professor of nutrition and epidemiology and a noted actress fighting to improve sanitation in the slums of Kenya are among the speakers at the upcoming Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference being held in Bozeman, Mont., next month. Convened by nonprofit water education organization the Project WET Foundation, Sustaining the Blue Planet will bring together educators, NGOs, corporations, government agencies and international organizations to increase the reach of effective water education that leads to sustainable action to solve pressing water problems.
Comment sought for new science on Libby asbestos toxicity
(Denver, Colorado – August 25, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the public with an opportunity to comment on draft toxicity values for a unique form of asbestos called Libby Amphibole asbestos. The toxicity assessment provides a toxicological review of a specific type of asbestos found in northwest Montana and proposes draft toxicity values for both cancer and non-cancer health effects. When final, the toxicity values will help EPA and the residents of Libby and Troy, Montana determine the best path forward for asbestos cleanup and the protection of public health at the Libby Asbestos Superfund site. Today’s announcement is the latest step in EPA’s continuing efforts to protect human health by reducing exposure to Libby Amphibole asbestos.
Largemouth Bass Caught in Flathead River Slough May be the Oldest on Record for Montana
According to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Fisheries Biologist Mark Deleray, a local angler may have caught the oldest largemouth bass reported in Montana. Deleray said that 10-year old Garrett Frost of Kalispell reported catching and releasing a 20-22” largemouth bass in Rose Creek Slough on July 16, 2011 weighing approximately 3.5 lbs. He pulled out the red floy tag numbered 5637 prior to releasing the fish. Fishery Worker Jon Cavigli checked the database and found that the bass had carried this floy tag for 14 years.
World-class guitarists headline the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation
Founded in 2009, the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation celebrates the artistry of the guitar across all genres. Inspired by the Crown of the Continent region of the Northern Rocky Mountains, the Foundation collaborates with other non-profit organizations including: The Glacier Park Fund, Montana Public Radio and Public Broadcasting, The Montana Land Reliance, North Valley Music School and Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center.
Pulitzer Prize Photographs on Display at the Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings -The largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs ever shown in the United States opens at the Yellowstone Art Museum Friday, August 5th. Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs features 158 winning photographs, color and black and white, representative of instantly recognizable historic moments from around the world, evoking a wide range of emotion to the visitor.
National Park Service director issues his "Call to Action"
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis marked the agency’s birthday with the release of A Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement.
“On our 95th anniversary, we take the first step – make that the first leap – to prepare ourselves for our second century of stewardship,” Jarvis told employees during a national town hall meeting. “The critical work we have been doing since 1916 is as important as it ever was and must continue. A Call to Action is a rededication – to our traditional stewardship role but with an expanded and strategic focus that addresses our relevance in a changing world.”
A Call to Action lays out 36 action items that National Park Service employees, partners and friends will do to integrate National Park Service community programs with 395 national parks and the agency’s mission to preserve the country’s cultural, historic and natural resources for the enjoyment of this and future generations.
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