Designed by scientists and historians the tours are offered as part of each WaterWorks event. Tours are free and open to all. Sign up is recommended. Click a link below to sign up for a tour.
Upstream: Uncovering Bozeman Creek
June 17 – 30, 2017
Developed by the Extreme History Project and water science advisors, this tour will take you through the history and hydrology of Bozeman Creek. Learn about its relationship with the Bozeman community as it flows through the city.
Gather at Bogert Park (picnic tables near Pavilion) to learn about current restoration and will follow the creek as it passes under Main Street and down Rouse Avenue toward City Hall. The tour will visit two WaterWorks art installations on Main Street along the way.
Location: Borgert Park is at 325 S. Church Street, Bozeman
July 21-30, 2017
Tours of a nearby Pheasant Farms restored wetlands accompany Bently Spang’s video installation, War Shirt #6: Waterways on exhibit in the Dry Creek Schoolhouse.
Naturalist tour guides will speak from both a western science and native science perspective on the importance of wetlands to the health and abundance of our water and the bird, plant and aquatic life that depend on them. Both the art exhibit and tours are offered daily from July 21 to July 30 at 10:30 am. The Dry Creek Schoolhouse, showing Spang’s artwork, is open from 12 to 6 daily.
Meet at the Dry Creek School House on 101 Dry Creek School House Road in Belgrade. A van will shuttle you approximately three minutes to tour site. Walking is moderate and level, one hour and less than one mile.
What to bring:
Water, comfy shoes, hat, sunscreen raincoat if needed (we tour rain or shine)
Gabriel Canal Tour & Performance
August 23, 24, 25, 2017
Join us for an evening tour along the Gabriel Canal on the Kelly Ranch to discover the legacy of agricultural irrigation in the Gallatin Valley. Your guide will lead you through scenes set to original music that explore the history of water use and drought on the landscape and celebrate the agricultural legacy of the Valley.
Park at Zoot Enterprises, 555 Zoot Enterprises Lane, Bozeman 59718 by 8:00 pm, shuttles will deliver participants to the tour & performance site.