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Schedule of 2018 Events click on times for more information

Please, No Dogs. Raptors can spot prey from a mile away! We will have live birds inside and outside of the lodges during this event.
Friday, October 5
6:30pm: Kick-Off Event at The Ellen Theatre
Coffee, communities, and conservation: how your cup can make a difference
Amanda Rodewald, Keynote Speaker

Amanda Rodewald is the Garvin Professor and Senior Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University. In her talk, Dr. Rodewald will discuss how shade-coffee and other agroforestry practices can support bird conservation, healthy ecosystems, and human communities in Latin America.
6:30 pm at the The Ellen Theatre FREE.

Saturday, October 6
10:00am - 3:00pm
Bridger Bowl Doors Open
Saddle Peak Lodge and Jim Bridger Lodge

Live Birds, Family Activities, Nature Walks, Ridge Hikes and Lectures both days. Food, Beverage and Bridger Bowl Season Pass sales will be available all day throughout the weekend.

10:00am - 3:00pm
Exhibitors
Saddle Peak Lodge and Jim Bridger Lodge

• Custer Gallatin National Forest
• GCC Trident Plant
• Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
• Montana Audubon
• Montana Raptor Conservation Center
• Montana Outdoor Science School
• Montana Wilderness Association
• Sacajawea Audubon
• Museum of the Rockies
• Front Range Birding
• Yellowstone Forever
• Yellowstone National Park Service
• Wild Birds Unlimited

10:00am - 3:00pm: Live Birds
Jim Bridger Lodge Deck

Come meet the Ambassador birds from the Montana Raptor Conservation Center

10:00am - 3:00pm: Face Painting
Saddle Peak Lodge

Face painters from the Museum of the Rockies will be transforming bird lovers of all ages into their favorite raptor. $3 per face.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Build a Nifty Nest Box
Sacajawea Audubon Society
Jim Bridger Lodge First Floor

Join Sacajawea Audubon members as they assist you to build a Kestrel or a Chickadee Nest Box. If you decide to purchase the boxes (Kestrel Box for $40 or a Chickadee Box for $15) we will give you instructions on where to hang the bird nest box and how to monitor and maintain the box.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Binocular Target Blitz
Sacajawea Audubon
Saddle Peak Lodge Deck

Binoculars come in handy when taking a close look at the raptors that migrate using the Bridger Ridge and other wildlife. Sacajawea Audubon Society will help you learn how to use the binoculars. Find the word on each target and win a prize.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Nature Journaling
Yellowstone Forever
Saddle Peak Lodge

Stop by Yellowstone Forever's exhibit for a self-guided activity that will use your senses and help you learn about the natural world. Complete the activity and get a prize.

10:00am 3:00pm: Wildlife Olympics
Yellowstone National Park
Outdoors

Test your skills and compare your abilities with those of animals in Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Take part in the Yellowstone Wildlife Olympics anytime between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm

10:00am 3:00pm: Migration Challenge
Sacajawea Audubon
Outdoors

Take the Great Migration Challenge and explore the hazards and helpers that raptors face on their migratory journeys. Find the Great Migration Challenge Game outdoors anytime between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

10:00am 3:00pm: Bear Safety Education
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Outdoors

Grizzly bears and black bears are present across much of the Custer Gallatin National Forest, learn how to use bear spray with our charging bear simulator.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Sketch–a–Bird
Andrew Guttenberg
Saddle Peak Lodge 4th Floor
Sacajawea Audubon

Drawing birds is a wonderful way to make yourself look more carefully at nature. Join Andrew Guttenberg, with Sacajawea Audubon, as he gives you a step-by-step demonstrations and details about drawing birds.

10:30am - 11:30am: Raptor Identification
Amy Seaman
Montana Audubon
Saddle Peak Lodge, 3rd Floor

"Identification and Natural History of Montana's Diurnal Eagles, Hawks & Falcons". How many times have you looked at a hawk and wondered what species you were observing? Join Montana Audubon's Amy Seaman to learn identification tricks of our 15 most commonly observed diurnal raptor species.

10:30am - 11:30am and 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Family Nature Walk
Montana Outdoor Science School
Meet on the deck in front of the Jim Bridger Lodge

Learn about the habitats and behaviors of raptors and other montanimals.

12:00pm - 12:45pm and 2:00pm - 2:45pm: Live Raptor Presentation
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Saddle Peak Lodge 4th floor

Meet the raptors and learn about the unique and interesting behaviors of native Montana birds of prey. Investigate raptor artifacts including feet and feathers.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Opening the Raptor's Toolbox Talk
Brad Bulin
Yellowstone Forever
Saddle Peak Lodge, 3rd Floor

Raptors have fascinating and elaborate adaptations, from amazing senses and weapons aiding these predators-of-the-air, to behavioral and physical traits that help them survive in a variety of habitats. Join Brad to take a closer look at the impressive and amazing adaptations found in various raptor species.

Saturday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: OKTOBER FEST
Jim Bridger Lodge

Beer, food and live music.

Sunday, October 7
10:00am - 3:00pm
Bridger Bowl Doors Open
Saddle Peak Lodge and Jim Bridger Lodge

Live Birds, Family Activities, Nature Walks, Ridge Hikes and Lectures both days. Food, Beverage and Bridger Bowl Season Pass sales will be available all day throughout the weekend.

10:00am - 3:00pm
Exhibitors
Saddle Peak Lodge and Jim Bridger Lodge

• Custer Gallatin National Forest
• GCC Trident Plant
• Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
• Montana Audubon
• Montana Raptor Conservation Center
• Montana Outdoor Science School
• Montana Wilderness Association
• Sacajawea Audubon
• Museum of the Rockies
• Front Range Birding
• Yellowstone Forever
• Yellowstone National Park Service
• Wild Birds Unlimited

10:00am - 3:00pm: Live Birds
Jim Bridger Lodge Deck

Come meet the Ambassador birds from the Montana Raptor Conservation Center

10:00am - 3:00pm: Face Painting
Saddle Peak Lodge

Face painters from the Museum of the Rockies will be transforming bird lovers of all ages into their favorite raptor. $3 per face.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Build a Nifty Nest Box
Sacajawea Audubon Society
Jim Bridger Lodge First Floor

Join Sacajawea Audubon members as they assist you to build a Kestrel or a Chickadee Nest Box. If you decide to purchase the boxes (Kestrel Box for $40 or a Chickadee Box for $15) we will give you instructions on where to hang the bird nest box and how to monitor and maintain the box.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Binocular Target Blitz
Sacajawea Audubon
Saddle Peak Lodge Deck

Binoculars come in handy when taking a close look at the raptors that migrate using the Bridger Ridge and other wildlife. Sacajawea Audubon Society will help you learn how to use the binoculars. Find the word on each target and win a prize.

10:00am - 3:00pm: Nature Journaling
Yellowstone Forever
Saddle Peak Lodge

Stop by Yellowstone Forever's exhibit for a self-guided activity that will use your senses and help you learn about the natural world. Complete the activity and get a prize.

10:00am 3:00pm: Wildlife Olympics
Yellowstone National Park
Outdoors

Test your skills and compare your abilities with those of animals in Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Take part in the Yellowstone Wildlife Olympics anytime between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm

10:00am 3:00pm: Migration Challenge
Sacajawea Audubon
Outdoors

Take the Great Migration Challenge and explore the hazards and helpers that raptors face on their migratory journeys. Find the Great Migration Challenge Game outdoors anytime between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

10:00am 3:00pm: Bear Safety Education
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Outdoors

Grizzly bears and black bears are present across much of the Custer Gallatin National Forest, learn how to use bear spray with our charging bear simulator.

10:30am - 11:30am: Raptor Identification
Amy Seaman
Montana Audubon
Saddle Peak Lodge, 3rd Floor

"Identification and Natural History of Montana's Diurnal Eagles, Hawks & Falcons". How many times have you looked at a hawk and wondered what species you were observing? Join Montana Audubon's Amy Seaman to learn identification tricks of our 15 most commonly observed diurnal raptor species.

10:30am - 11:30am and 1:30pm to 2:30pm: Family Nature Walk
Montana Outdoor Science School
Meet on the deck in front of the Jim Bridger Lodge

Learn about the habitats and behaviors of raptors and other montanimals.

12:00pm - 12:45pm and 2:00pm - 2:45pm: Live Raptor Presentation
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Saddle Peak Lodge 4th floor

Meet the raptors and learn about the unique and interesting behaviors of native Montana birds of prey. Investigate raptor artifacts including feet and feathers.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Opening the Raptor's Toolbox Talk
Brad Bulin
Yellowstone Forever
Saddle Peak Lodge, 3rd Floor

Raptors have fascinating and elaborate adaptations, from amazing senses and weapons aiding these predators-of-the-air, to behavioral and physical traits that help them survive in a variety of habitats. Join Brad to take a closer look at the impressive and amazing adaptations found in various raptor species.