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Montana’s heritage in symbols

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Award-winning educator Carla Wambach will host a free presentation telling the story behind each state symbol on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Block Hall Room 114-A on the University of Montana Western campus. By Wally Feldt Montana’s 14 state symbols reflect the variety of Montana’s heritage and illustrate its historic development. Award-winning educator Carla Wambach will host a free presentation telling the story behind each state symbol on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Block Hall Room 114-A on the University of Montana Western campus. In her presentation, Wambach lets her audience touch a meadowlark, feel the fur of a  Grizzly hide, admire the Bitterroot flower and sing the state song. She tells the story of each symbol and of the individuals and groups involved in creating them. Wambach is the recipient of the National Presidential Award for excellence in teaching; the Wildlife Heritage Award from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; the Distinguished Educator Award from Helena School District; and Educator of the Year from the Montana Environmental Education Association. The presentation is sponsored by the University of Montana Western School of Outreach and the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau.

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