May Discovery Walks


When

May 08, 2019
12:00am - 12:00pm

Where

Location varies by date - see descriptions

Walk. Talk. Explore. with GVLT's Discovery Walks, family friendly, free, guided walks on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. Nonprofit partners and volunteer leaders will share their knowledge with you during a casual walk with a group of new friends. New to trails? New to town? Looking for something to do with the kids? These FREE walks are a great way to get outside, learn something, and meet a new friend. Full schedule and meeting locations below or online at www.gvlt.org/events/discovery-walks


May 8 5:30pm Walk with a Mindset/ Health Coach @ Highland Glen Nature Preserve
Jen Brick is a mindset and health coach. She’ll share all her tips and tricks to create self-care habits for a healthy mind and body. Meet at the corner of Ellis and Highland Blvd., across from the Softball Complex.

May 10 9:30am Adaptation Nation Kids Walk with Montana Outdoor Science School @ Regional Park
How does a frog develop gills? Why do falcons have dark stripes near their eyes? Let’s explore how animals and plants are always changing to help them survive! Meet at the Dinosaur Playground parking area.

May 11 10:00am Geomorphology of the East Gallatin River @ East Gallatin Rec. Area
Karin Boyd, water expert and owner of Applied Geomorphology, will share her knowledge and experience with the East Gallatin River and the ways it has shaped our landscape. Meet at the picnic tables next to the bathroom building.

May 13 9:30am Birding Basics Kids Walk with Montana Outdoor Science School @ Cherry River Trail
Grab some binoculars to discover the amazing birds in your own backyard! Do you notice how different their feet are? Why are their feathers shaped that way? Let’s find out! Meet at the parking area and entrance to the trail off of the Frontage Rd.

May 14 11:00am Walk with a Naturopathic Doc with Spring Integrative Health @ Peets Hill
Join Dr. Mackenzie Mescon for a walk and talk about Naturopathic medicine. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.

May 15 6:00pm Thrive’s Dynamite Dads: Fun with Fishing @ Bozeman Pond
Walk around the pond and catch fish during a great night out with Thrive’s Dynamite Dads program. More information at www.allthrive.org. *Registration required Meet at the pavilion on the south end of Bozeman Pond Park.

May 17 9:30am Hiking Essentials Kids Walk with Montana Outdoor Science School @ Painted Hills Trail
Join us to become familiar with trail etiquette, hike planning, fun tips and tricks for the trail, and other essentials for getting started as a hiker! Meet at the Painted Hills trailhead off of Kagy Blvd.

May 18 8:30pm Full Moon Walk @ Peets Hill
Enjoy an evening walk under the light of the full moon while learning about the moon. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.

May 19 10:00am Wildflower Walk @ Peets Hill
Whitney Tilt, author of Flora of Yellowstone, will lead you on a walk through our community’s most cherished park to seek and identify our region’s unique wildflowers. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.

May 20 9:30am Habitat Hunters Kids Walk with Montana Outdoor Science School @ Drinking Horse Trail
Look high and low for signs of a home! Discover what wild animals love to have in their habitats, and even build one of your own! Meet at the Drinking Horse trailhead off Bridger Drive.

May 21 9:45am Toddling Tuesdays Family Walk with Roots Family Collaborative’s Fresh Air Mamas @ Peets Hill
Be a part of a welcoming community of mothers and join us as we explore the trails around Bozeman while making connections, feeling the benefits of nature, and becoming empowered together. Bring your toddler and go at your own pace. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.

May 22 10:00am Walk with a Health Provider with Bozeman Health @ Peets Hill
Take a walk for your health! Join a provider from Bozeman Health for a conversation about how to lead an outdoor healthy life. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.

May 23 5:30pm Walk with the GVLT Executive Director @ Peets Hill
Join Penelope Pierce, Executive Director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, on Peets Hill, GVLT’s first project in the Main Street to the Mountains vision. See where it all began and hear about upcoming projects and connections. Meet at the base of Peets Hill.

May 25 10:00am Railroad History Walk @ Gallagator Trail
Did you know that the Gallagator Trail is an old rail line? Rufus Cone will share history on the historic rail line that took passengers from Bozeman to Salesville, now Gallatin Gateway. Meet at the base of Peets Hill on Church Ave.

May 28 9:45am Fresh Air Mamas Walk with Roots Family Collaborative @ M Trail
Be a part of a welcoming community of mothers and join us as we explore the trails around Bozeman while making connections, feeling the benefits of nature, and becoming empowered together. Bring your kiddos and walk at your own pace. Meet at the M trailhead off of Bridger Drive.

May 29 6:30pm Cell Phone Photography Walk @ M Trail
A picture is worth a thousand words. Learn how to capture the scenic views you’ll see on trails this summer with just your cell phone. Griffin Lawrence will share tips and tricks to make your phone take pictures like a professional! Meet at the M trailhead off of Bridger Drive.

May 31 9:30am Rock Hounds Kids Walk with Montana Outdoor Science School @ M Trail
Explore the geologically-rich Bridger Mountains while learning about different kinds of rocks and fossils! How are they formed and where can you find them? Meet at the M trailhead off of Bridger Drive.
 

Thanks to City of Bozeman Parks and Rec, Mysun Foundation, and all of our nonprofit and volunteer partners for providing this free outdoor programming to our community!