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Field Trip & Tours

Looking for an opportunity for your students to learn more about the history of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes? Want to explore the cultural significance of the bison? Interested in science and cultural activities? The Bison Range offers a wide range of activities for educational groups ranging from kindergarten to graduate students! Our Information & Education staff are happy to accommodate any educational group looking to take a field trip to the Bison Range. We are available for field trips Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 4pm. Friday and Saturday are occasionally open depending on staff availability. Generally, we recommend that school groups plan to have groups of no more than 50 students per day to ensure that all students are able to participate in activities. For groups over 50, we suggest splitting groups into multiple days. However, if you are unable to split your group, we may still be able to accommodate you.

All school groups need to have a current day pass or ED annual pass when accessing the scenic drives or the Day Use Area. Details about pass fees can be found on our information page or you can contact our office for more information.

Activities

Museum Tour – A 40 minute tour of our museum that covers cultural and traditional information about the Bison Range and the CSKT.

Pond Walk – Learn about our pond ecosystem. Includes a short walk, presentation, and insect identification activity.

Prairie Walk – Walk along our information trail by the Visitor Center and learn about grassland habitats.

Animal Activity – Students can learn about our native species by looking at tracks, bones, and pelts. Includes a presentation and games.

Native Games – Kids can work out their energy by playing traditional native games. This activity is dependent on weather and availability.

Other stations can be added depending on interest.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions about the Field Trips and/or Tours, please email:

Stephanie Gillin
CSKT Information & Education Manger
Stephanie.gillin@cskt.org

or Emily Rohrlach
Bison Range Information & Education Specialist
Emily.rohrlach@cskt.org
or call 406-644-2211 ex. 207

“Hello everyone! We will be closing parts of our entry road for road repairs, starting on Monday, 05/06/24. The road from the Y intersection to the Visitor Center will be temporarily closed and we will be re-routing visitors through the Day Use area. Please be sure to follow all signs and directions from Bison Range staff. During this time, we recommend keeping an eye on our Facebook or emailing us at BisonRange@cskt.org for any questions.”

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