Outdoor Education

avalanche, avy safety, education
Drew Pogge
Ten tips for avalanche awareness. Read more >>
zipper failure, camping, Bozeman, tent zipper
Colleen Tretter
Tent-care tips. Outdoorspeople know there are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and zipper failure. None are any fun, and I’ll avoid the first two, but hopefully these tips will help you with the latter inevitability. Read more >>
Wave Train Kayak School, Youth Kayaking, Bozeman
David Tucker
Getting Bozeman's youth in motion.  Read more >>
Melynda Harrison
Student stories from Mount Ellis Academy. Read more >>
wolf watching, outdoor education
Dawn Brintnall
Learning up in Big Sky Country. Read more >>
snow science, snow pit, outdoor education
Jack Taylor
A little learning goes a long way. Read more >>
astronomy, mars, the red planet
Jim Manning
The red planet lives.It’s the color. Lurid, baleful red, blazing unblinking in the night sky. Like a burning ember, or a drop of blood. No wonder this “wandering star” in the realm of the gods was associated with grisly characters. Read more >>
nature, education, outdoor school, wilderness school
Dawn Brintnall
Getting educated in nature.  Read more >>
safety, first aid, rescue
the editors
For all its rugged beauty, Montana’s backcountry holds its fair share of danger. Avalanches, lightning, frigid water, bears, rattlesnakes… the list goes on. Read more >>
edible plants, survival, nature
Mike England
Every year, I vow to learn more about native foliage, from shrub and tree ID to wildflower names to edible plants. Read more >>
boating, safety
John Way
Water is a destructive element. Places like Bighorn Canyon, with thousand-foot cliffs carved by water, are a testament to its constant power. Read more >>
tipi, tipi ring, bozeman, native history, archaeology
Patti Albrecht
Finding native history in the rocks.  Read more >>
hunting, field dressing, Bozeman
Nick Bennett
If you’re a big-game hunter, you’ve probably been mulling over your opening-day hunt for the past few weeks, hoping that your preparation time will pay off quickly once the season starts. Read more >>
native trout, bozeman trout, Outside Bozeman, catch-and-kill
Jeff Kershner
Restoring native trout through catch-and-kill.  Read more >>
Poison hemlock
Whitney Tilt
Avoiding poison hemlock.  Read more >>
Photo by John Juracek
Way, John
Floating Etiquette. Read more >>
Cutthroat fishing in Montana, fly-fishing Montana, catch and release
the editors
Or you won't catch them again. "Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.”—Lee Wulff, father of catch-and-release fishing Read more >>
Jenny Sheets
Once those little white flakes start falling from the sky, dreams of powder turns and face-shots begin as you wait for the little blue light atop the Hotel Baxter to start flashing, announcing fresh snow at Bridger Bowl. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
It’s hard not to feel like a kid in a candy store at Bozeman’s Spire Climbing Center. With over 8,000 square feet of climbing at an indoor facility that features new Skittle-colored routes every week, novice and expert climbers alike would be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend the day. Read more >>
England, Mike
If you need help fostering a love of the outdoors instead of a fascination with computers, bring the young’uns out to the Bozeman Fish Technology Center for the Watershed Festival. Read more >>
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