Education

New This Year - Travel Grants for 4th Grade Classes!


The National Park Foundation is offering grants up to $300 to help cover the cost of transportation to the battlefield for 4th grade students. The grant application process is being handled by our friends at Glacier National Park. You may apply online, or to get more information please email us, or call their education office at (406) 888-7899.
 
Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.
Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.

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 as opposed to scheduling programming on other dates.


2017 Coyote Camp Information
Dates:
May 22-26, 10am - 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.
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 2/17/17

Mon 5/22

Ovando (11) type type type type type type type
Tues 5/23 Butte Central Elem (24) Dillon Elem1 (23) Dillon Elem2 (23) Dillon Elem3 (24) Florence Carlton1 (20) Florence Carlton2 (20) Florence Carlton 3 (20) Elliston School (17) (tentative)
Wed 5/24
Thurs 5/25 Hamilton Middle (27) Hamilton Middle (27) Hamilton Middle (27) Hamilton Middle (26) Salmon Pioneer (20) Salmon Pioneer (20) Salmon Pioneer (20)
Fri 5/26 Silver Bow (14) Manhattan Christian1 (20) Manhattan Christian2 (20) Manhattan Christian3 (25)
 

Reservations for Other Education Programming at the Battlefield

Reservations are required for schools and other organized groups who wish to attend a ranger program during their visit to the battlefield outside of Coyote Camp. Schools who want to get the highest quality educational experience out of their visit are encouraged to attend Coyote Camp as opposed to scheduling a tour on other dates. Be aware, if you are not attending Coyote Camp your options will be limited, and staff may not be available to provide programming of any sort for your group. Please download and fill out the reservation form and e-mail or mail it back to the park to ensure staff is available for your school/group's visit to the park. The e-mail and mailing addresses are on the form.

 

Bear Paw Battlefield

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 War 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 also visit the Blaine County Museum to view the multimedia presentation “40 Miles to Freedom.” Please contact the Blaine County Museum (406) 357-2590 for more information.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761

Phone:

(406) 689-3155

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