Several programs are coming to Montana state parks in the area.

The Summer Trivia series takes place Wednesday evenings in July at Giant Springs State Park.

Starting at 7 p.m. on July 7, 14, 21 and 28, participating teams will compete for prizes donated by local businesses by answering four rounds of quizzes, with park staff organizing and scoring the event.

The event is weather dependent and the cancellation will be determined by park staff and posted to social media prior to the event. Participants should bring a blanket or chair to sit on with snacks and drinks and are encouraged to register in advance by calling the park at 727-1212.


Raised At Full Draw (RAFD), a non-profit educational organization, will run a mixed archery and archery hunting course for youth ages 12 to 17 at Camp Rotary located in Monarch from 8 to July 11.

The camp will teach archery and archery hunting skills, knowledge and techniques with an emphasis on how to hunt responsibly, ethically and efficiently.

Participants do not need previous archery or archery hunting experience. If they do not have archery equipment, the equipment will be provided during the camp. Camp participants will also earn their Bow Hunting Training Certificate.

More information about the camp, including scholarship costs and opportunities and how to apply is here.


Visit First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm on July 10 to join a guided plant hike to learn about the plants that make up the Montana prairie ecosystem. Even if you have already hiked the three mile loop to the top of the bison jump, this is your chance to explore in order to discover many plants found along the route.

The hike will begin at 1 p.m. and will be slow with many stops, and participants should plan to spend two or more hours on the trail. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended.

This course is weather dependent and may be canceled if it rains. The cost is $ 4 per person, with a limit of 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. Call the park at 866-2217 to register.

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