Friday, March 22, 2002
Where can you learn Dutch oven cooking, tour Montana's first territorial capital, raise a tipi and learn to tan a hide the old fashioned way? Montana's State Parks will feature these activities and many more this season.
"Our goal is to highlight the unique assets of the parks and the talents and backgrounds of local area people," said Doug Monger, FWP Parks Administrator.
Other State Parks programs scheduled this summer teach the ways of bats, demonstrate the latest designs in canoes and kayaks, cover how to construct a tipi, celebrate the return of the buzzards to Makoshika State Park and share the journey and stories of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
State Parks offer economical vacation getaways to Montanans. "It's hard to imagine where you would find programs as intriguing and diverse as these," Monger said. "Our 42 Montana State Parks encompass the state's history, Native American culture, natural wonders and some of our premier recreational sites. We have a wealth of opportunities when it comes to planning programs and activities to enrich our parks visitors' time with us."
Additional events will be added to the schedule throughout the year. For a schedule of events and/or updates, please contact individual parks, or refer to the Calendar of Events on FWP's web site at fwp.state.mt.us under Parks.