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Schedule of 2018 Events
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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
6:30 pm: 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
10:00 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


Custer Gallatin National Forest
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

10:00 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 $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.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: 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. 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
Jim Bridger 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.

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

CRH - Trident Plant
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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

10:00 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 $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.

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