Education

Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.
Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.

Photo by NPS / Luke Martin

Big Hole National Battlefield

Coyote Camp

Coyote Camp is Big Hole's premier education program for school groups. During this fun, interactive, educational experience students rotate through activity stations on the battlefield and with various cultural demonstrators. Coyote Camp is offered during one week only in late May. Each school group reserves a one day slot from 10am to 3pm. Schools who want to get the highest quality educational experience out of their visit are encouraged to attend Coyote Camp.

2018 Coyote Camp Information

Dates: Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25, 10am to 3pm
Reservation Form: Please download and fill out the form, then email, fax, or mail it back to us.
Space is limited to the slots you see below, so make your reservations soon. Each time slot has space for up to 25 students. Larger classes and schools will require multiple slots.
What to Expect Next: Once your reservation form is received, we will contact you to verify the date and enter your group into the calendar slot below.

Coyote Camp Reservations - updated 05/01/18

Mon 5/21

Anaconda High
9th Grade

Anaconda High
10th Grade

Margaret
Leary Elem
5th Grade

Margaret
Leary Elem
5th Grade

Margaret
Leary Elem
5th Grade

Tues 5/22

Daly Elem
4th Grade

Daly Elem
4th Grade

Daly Elem
4th Grade

Daly Elem
4th Grade

Dillon Elem
3rd Grade

Dillon Elem
3rd Grade

Dillon Elem
3rd Grade

Dillon Elem
3rd Grade

Wed 5/23

Helena Flats
8th Grade

Butte Central
4th Grade

Butte Central
5th Grade

Riverstone
School

Lincoln Elem
1st grade

Lincoln Elem
1st Grade

Lincoln Elem
1st Grade

Lincoln Elem
1st Grade

Thurs 5/24

Salmon School
4th Grade

Salmon School
4th Grade

Salmon School
4th Grade

Hamilton
Homeschool

SW MT
Homeschool

Kalispell
Montessori Elem

Fri 5/25

 

Reservations for Other Education Programming at the Battlefield

Due to our small staff, private tours or programs to schools or homeschool groups outside of Coyote Camp are extremely limited, and may not be available. However, all groups who are not able to participate in Coyote Camp are welcome to watch the park film (the theater can accomated 25 people at a time), hike the trails, puruse the visitor center, and participate in regularly scheduled battlefield tours and ranger programs.

 

Bear Paw Battlefield

Staff at the battlefield near Chinook, Montana offer several types of educational programs. Reservations are required for school groups who would like a ranger to visit their classroom or lead a guided tour of the battlefield. Educational programs can be tailored for any age group and topics can range from introductions to the Nez Perce people and culture to the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. Educators and organized groups please call (406) 357-3130 or email us to make arrangements.

Groups that arrange a tour of the battlefield are encouraged to also visit the Blaine County Museum to view the multimedia presentation “40 Miles to Freedom.” Please contact the Blaine County Museum at (406) 357-2590 for more information.

 

Nez Perce National Historical Park

The staff at the park's visitor center in Spalding, Idaho offer a unique opportunity to learn about a people and culture that have been part of this land for thousands of years. You may schedule a field trip or utelize our curriculum materials to tell the story of the Nez Perce in your classroom.

 

Last updated: May 1, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761

Phone:

(406) 689-3155

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