By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Interpretative Center Offerings: Amphibians, Bees


Joe Wiles / For The Courier

The Fort Peck Interpretative Center will be celebrating National Pollinator's Week by presenting a new observation bee hive. This bee was captured on Glasgow's north side.

Through the summer, the Fort Peck Interpretive Center is hosting activities each weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, to keep visitors entertained and to keep children learning.

This weekend, June 16 through 18, the Interpretive Center will host activities with the theme of learning about amphibians, where visitors will learn information regarding the differences between frogs and toads, including their natural colors and life cycles. On Sunday at 11 a.m., a biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Heather Harris will provide a live presentation on local amphibians including salamanders, toads and frogs. Visitors will be able to create their own toad habitat and take it home.

The week of June 19, starts National Pollinator's Week where a new observation bee hive will be available at the Interpretative Center. Visitors will be able to watch over 5,000 bees work to nurture their eggs, make honey and collect pollen within the safe confines of a glass hive.

The last week of June is focused on astronomy with projects that will allow visitors to navigate stars and understand what's inside a planet.

"Our park rangers plan activities with youth in mind, but test them for adults also. We aim to have fun while learning," said Director Sue Dalbey. There is truly something for everyone during the summer at the Interpretative Center.

Admission is free and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Power House tours are also available daily. For more information, call the Fort Peck Interpretive Center at 526-3493.


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