Big Sky Experiences can fall within any of five categories: outdoors; science and technology; arts and culture; entrepreneurship; or diversity, service and leadership. One of last year’s community partners, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, found the Big Sky Experience to be a great way to showcase its conservation mission and collaborate with UM to immerse students in the local community.
“As an organization that focuses on public land, we led students on a hike in the Pattee Canyon area, taught them how to fly fish on the Clark Fork River and involved them in a trash pickup to demonstrate the importance of stewardship and leave no trace ethics,” said Kylie Schumacher, collegiate coordinator at Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. “The Big Sky Experience gave us the chance to reach out to a new audience, many of which joined our college club and organization after the event and remain engaged today.”
Any community partners interested in hosting a Big Sky Experience can complete a project proposal online.
For more information call Devin Carpenter at 406-243-2332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.