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Schedule of 2017 Events
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At this time all events, times and locations are tentative.

Friday, October 6
7:00 pm: Kick-Off Event
The Eagle Huntress
Sponored by Yellowstone Forever

The Eagle Huntress is an extraordinary true story about family, tradition and the courage it takes to soar. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl's quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.
Showtime 7:00 pm at the The Ellen Theatre FREE.

Saturday, October 7
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibitors
Jim Bridger Lodge

Headwaters Academy
Montana Raptor Conservation Center
Montana Outdoor Science School
Montana Audubon
Montana Wilderness Association
Montana Mountain Mamas
Sacajawea Audubon
Museum of the Rockies
Opticron USA
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Yellowstone Forever
Yellowstone National Park Service
Wild Birds Unlimited

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

Come meet the Ambassador birds from the Montana Raptor Conservation Center

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Face Painting
Jim Bridger Lodge

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

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: 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 $35 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.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Binocular Target Blitz
Owenhouse Hardware/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. Owenhouse ACE Hardware will help you learn how to use the binoculars. Find the word on each target and win a prize.

10:00 am 3:00 pm: Nature Journaling
Yellowstone Forever
Yellowstone Forever Forever 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.

10:30 am - 12:00 am: Raptor Identification
10:30 am - 11:30 am: Nature Walk
Michaela O'Donoghue
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.

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

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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Predators in Flight Interpretive Walk
Michaela O'Donoghue
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.

2:00 pm 2:45 pm: Live Raptor Presentation
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Saddle Peak Lodge

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

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

Beer, food and live music.


Sunday, October 8
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bridger Bowl Doors Open
Saddle Peak Lodge and Jim Bridger Lodge

Bridger Bowl Season Pass sales will be available all day.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibitors
Jim Bridger Lodge

Headwaters Academy
Montana Raptor Conservation Center
Montana Outdoor Science School
Montana Audubon
Montana Wilderness Association
Montana Mountain Mamas
Sacajawea Audubon
Museum of the Rockies
Opticron USA
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Yellowstone Forever
Yellowstone National Park Service
Wild Birds Unlimited

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

Come me the Ambassador birds from the Montana Raptor Conservation Center

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Face Painting
Jim Bridger Lodge

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

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: 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 $35 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.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Binocular Target Blitz
Owenhouse Hardware/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. Owenhouse ACE Hardware will help you learn how to use the binoculars. Find the word on each target and win a prize.

10:00 am 3:00 pm: Nature Journaling
Yellowstone Forever
Yellowstone Forever Exhibit - Jim Bridger Lodge

Come to the Yellowstone Forever 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.

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Nature Walk
Michaela O'Donoghue
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.

10:30 am - 12:00 noon: Raptor Identification
11:00 am 2:00 pm: Wildlife Olympics
Yellowstone National Park
Outdoors by the Tent

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 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

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

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

1:30 pm 2:30 pm: Nature Walk
Michaela O'Donoghue
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.

2:00 pm 2:45 pm: Live Raptor Presentation
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Saddle Peak Lodge

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