Designed by scientists and historians the tours were offered as part of each WaterWorks event. All tours have been completed for the 2017 season.
Gabriel Canal Performance and Tour August 23, 24, 25, 2017
Tours walked along the Gabriel Canal on the Kelly Ranch to discover the legacy of agricultural irrigation in the Gallatin Valley. Guides lead you through scenes set to original music that explored the history of water use and drought on the landscape and celebrated the agricultural legacy of the Valley.
Wetlands Tour July 21-30, 2017
Tours of a nearby Pheasant Farms restored wetlands accompanied Bently Spang’s video installation, War Shirt #6: Waterways on exhibit in the Dry Creek Schoolhouse. Naturalist tour guides spoke 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.
Upstream: Uncovering Bozeman Creek June 17 – 30, 2017
Developed by the Extreme History Project and water science advisors, this tour took people through the history and hydrology of Bozeman Creek. They talked about its relationship with the Bozeman community as it flows through the city. The tour started at Bogert Park to discuss the current creek restoration and followed the creek as it passes under Main Street and down Rouse Avenue toward City Hall.