Entering into the backcountry for the first time can be a daunting task. The experts at Weston Backcountry are here to help. From choosing your first splitboard, to planning your first backcountry trip, to choosing what avalanche education you need to get out and have fun in the backcountry. This course is ideal for someone who may have just purchased a spltibard setup or is looking to get into the scene and feeling things out. The course itinerary will cover choosing a splitboard setup, gear recommendations and packing list, a Flathead Avalanche Center demo, an in-depth trip-planning workshop and Hillmap/Caltopo website demo, splitboard tips, and tricks from the Weston Team!
Join us for our monthly Think & Drink event—sponsored by Humanities Montana. This month’s topic and speakers come to us from Merlin CCC:
“We are delighted to be presenting a hand-crafted (or dare say, specially brewed) version of our Montana Conversations Humanities Montana program “Philosophy: What Is It Good For?” and our Philosophy Think & Drink at Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company in Red Lodge, MT.
What Will We Be Exploring?
This interactive program led by Marisa Diaz-Waian and Thomas Baumeister will be examining and applying philosophy and biomimicry to some of the environmental and conservation challenges in Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding areas.
Exploratory terrain includes:
- What is philosophy and how can it help enrich our lives?
- What environmental and conservation challenges is Yellowstone facing?
- What conservation models have typically been utilized and are they enough?
- In what ways can philosophy inspire & contribute to our thinking and actions relative to Yellowstone?
- What is biomimicry?
- How might biomimicry assist us in addressing these concerns?
- And more…”
Join us at Sam's Tap Room for our second Think & Drink event. This time, join Ed Kemmick and Erika Fredrickson to discuss the role of journalism in a democracy. Why are independent journalism and a free press important? How do we support local news? What is the value of social media and what are its challenges? Come think—and drink—with friends.
Join us for our monthly Think & Drink event. This month’s topic: What Today's Science Might Do for Tomorrow's Nature. Ever wondered how technology might change the surrounding world? Join environmental ethicist Christopher Preston from the University of Montana as he discusses some wild ideas emerging from today’s research labs. These include de-extincting lost animals, building synthetic microbes for composting plastic, sending deliberately chosen traits through animal populations with gene drives, and engineering the climate for cooler temperatures. We are learning radical new ways to change the world around us. But should we do it? This is an opportunity to talk about what we might gain and what we might stand to lose.
Sponsored by: Humanities Montana (http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/)
Join us for our Annual Harvest Fest. We're hoping to get a large portion of our hop picking done on Tuesday, September 4th. If you have hops to bring in, try to bring them Tuesday before 5 PM. If you have hops that need to be picked up, please call 446-4607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your friends to enjoy complimentary food, music and a Hop Pickin' Good Time!