Youth Education

The Weed District and Extension works collaboratively to provide programs that will cultivate leadership, build confidence and expand knowledge through hands-on, interactive educational activities to enhance the understanding of the surrounding working landscape.

Leave No Weeds

This program gets students outside, introduces them to local ecosystems, teaches students plant identification skills and integrated weed management practices, as well as, the importance of participating in stewardship projects.

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Pollinator Program

The Powerful Pollinators program is offered through a collaboration between the Missoula County Weed District and the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium. Review the basic parts of flowers with hands-on activities while discussing how the structure of plants encourage pollinators to visit. Explore pollination from the perspective of the many insects that excel at the art of moving pollen around.

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Youth in Restoration

The Youth in Restoration Program (YIR) exposes high school students to the processes involved in land management. YIR provides youth career mentorship and on the ground experience in natural resource/conservation work while building and strengthening partnerships within a diverse mix of stewardship and management organizations.

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Missoula County 4-H

4-H is a diverse community of young people across Montana, the US and the world committed to learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H'ers participate in hands-on learning experience building knowledge and life skills that contribute to lifelong success.

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kNOweeds Curriculum

This curriculum will provide teachers, educators, and weed professionals with an ecologically-based invasive weed curriculum that assists students in developing awareness, knowledge and skills that will result in responsible land stewardship in the state of Montana.

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