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Kid's college begins with the birds

UMW News Bureau

Area children have the opportunity to learn about birds including the Montana state bird in the first Kid College class. By Wally Feldt The first class of the University of Montana Western’s Kid’s College is “Birds: How do I Know if I See One,” set for Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. The class is open to students in grades first through fifth. Instructor Carla Wambach will lead students through the examination of real bird mounts, nests, eggs, and feathers as well as collections of feet, beaks, and wings. A discussion about birds, including Montana’s state bird, the meadowlark, will follow. Students will also listen to bird songs and participate in an art project in which they will design their own bird. There are five Kid’s College classes. Cost is $25 per class or all five for $100. For classroom location and to register by phone or email, call the Montana Western School of Outreach at (406) 683-7537 or toll-free (866) 799-9140 or by e-mail at