The families, staff and Board of Directors at Children’s House Montessori School would like to thank the community of Whitefish for supporting the International Wildlife Film Festival Tour. Many families enjoyed this annual event that included educational films about wildlife from across the planet, interactive wildlife displays, and of course, a wild animal parade at intermission.
We are very grateful to Lynn Vaught and Kari Gabriel of Wildlife Return who brought live raptors for the children to experience, including a great grey owl, peregrine falcon and a tiny saw-whet owl. Wildlife Return is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center located in Whitefish that provides rehabilitation and release services for orphaned and injured wild animals from all over Northwest Montana.
We would also like to acknowledge Kim Corette from Lone Pine State Park who brought pelts, tracks, and skulls from animals of Montana. Thanks also to Wes Hayes of Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center for bringing in interactive demonstrations. Finally we would like to recognize Ashley Mason from Flathead Audubon for bringing a display on birds of Montana.
We are grateful for the many volunteers who came out to help at the event. We would especially like to thank Rob Dewbre from Bee Broadcasting who emceed the festival.
Finally, we really appreciate our financial sponsors including Whitefish Credit Union and Edward Jones. Thanks to these financial contributions, we are able to keep ticket costs low which allowed many children to enjoy this anticipated event. We would also like to recognize the businesses for their contributions of goods and services that made this event a success including Cowgirl Coffee and MacKenzie River Pizza. And finally, thank you to Imagination Station for selling tickets prior to the festival.
All proceeds from this event support Children’s House Montessori School, a non-profit school devoted to the educational, social, emotional and physical well-being of children. Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning in a nurturing, child-centered environment. CHMS has been serving the community of Whitefish since 1983.
Thank you so much for your support!