Merlin Receives $7,000 Grant from PLATO for their 2018-2019 Philosophy in the Community Program(s)

We are ALIVE WITH JOY! Rainbows and butterflies abound! We just received word that for the 2nd year in a row, PLATO is awarding our organization a grant for our Philosophy in the Community programs….and this year in the amount of $7,000! We are honored to have been selected by such a prestigious organization and are looking forward to providing the Helena & surrounding communities with unique, fun & accessible opportunities to do, breathe & live philosophy! Thank you so much, PLATO!

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What Our 2017 PLATO Grant Helped Fund in the Helena Community

Grant awards are a huge part of the success and longevity of non-profit organizations. We are deeply humbled by the support shown to us in 2017 by PLATO! Because of their generous $5,000 award, we were able to offer the Helena (and surrounding) communities a host of interactive and unique philosophy programs throughout the year. Check out what their grant helped fund!

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November 2017 Philosophy Walk (Wildlife Management & Policy)

Part 3 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Sunday, November 12th on Merlin Nature Preserve. The weather was phenomenal — crisp air, shining sun, slight breeze, and crunchy snow! After making our way up…

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October 2017 Kid’s Halloween Hayride-Philosophy Walk (Exploring the World through Our Senses)

Despite Mother Nature throwing a bit of an unexpected “cold snap curve ball” into the mix, our Kid’s Halloween Hayride-Philosophy Walk was a blast!   And the overcast skies accompanied by occasional gusts of wind and howling trees had all the makings of a spooky day.  Armed with blankets, costumes and…

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October 2017 Philosophy Walk (Conservation, Hunting & Ethics)

Part 2 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Tuesday, October 17th at Montana WILD. While a huge storm brewed outside, our group enjoyed a delightful discussion inside about conservation, hunting & ethics! Thank you…

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October 2017 MWA Staff Philosophy Walk

Our October 2017 MWA staff Philosophy Walk took place on Mount Helena amidst unseasonably warm weather — almost 70 degrees! Clad in way too many layers (we were expecting cold!), our group set-off for a walk and talk about conservation & preservation, environmental ethics, technology, beauty, wilderness, and epistemology.  We…

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September 2017 Philosophy Walk (Environmental Ethics, Conservation & Preservation)

Part 1 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Sunday, September 24th on Merlin Nature Preserve.  And we couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day!  The sun was shining, the air was crisp, and…

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Merlin Receives $500 Grant from Helena Exchange Club

We are thrilled to announce that our organization has received our very FIRST GRANT! Thank you so much to PLATO for believing in our vision and awarding us $5,000 for our Philosophy in the Community Program(s). Your grant will help us support philosophy in the Helena & surrounding areas for Youth, Adults & Elders!

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