MISSOULA – The student chapter of The Wildlife Society at the University of Montana will host its third annual Wildlife Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Montana Natural History Center, located at 120 Hickory St. in Missoula. Wildlife Extravaganza is a free, family-friendly event that inspires wildlife stewardship in the Missoula community.
The event gathers local nonprofit organizations and government agencies – whose missions are to promote appreciation of wildlife and natural resources – together to educate the Missoula community through exhibits, presentations and interactive activities and games. This year the society is teaming up with the Montana Natural History Center to make the event bigger and better than ever.
The event is open to all ages and will feature live animal presentations from Animal Wonders and Wild Skies Raptor Center, as well as telemetry lessons, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes and more.
Wildlife Extravaganza is an exciting opportunity to instill appreciation of wildlife and natural resources in the Missoula community, contribute to the professional development of UM students and provide an environment where nonprofits can network with other organizations pursuing similar missions.