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Glacier Institute Offers Summer Programming

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Date: June 11, 2012
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888-5838
Contact: Jennifer Lutman, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. - The Glacier Institute, an official partner of Glacier National Park, hosts several adult field courses and youth science adventure programs in the park throughout the summer. Visitors and locals are encouraged to connect with the park through one of the programs.

Glacier National Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright said, "We value the educational programming that the Glacier Institute offers about the natural and cultural resources of the park." Since 1983, the Institute has emphasized field-based learning experiences for children and adults. The programs are objective and science based regarding the area's ecology and its interaction with people.

A sample of the Glacier Institute's 2012 programming in the park includes:

Field Courses

The Uncommon Loon - June 22
Glacier's Grizzlies and Black Bears - July 6
Wolverines of Glacier - July 23
Melting Glaciers and Climate Change - August 6-7
Geology Along the Highline - September 5

Youth Adventure Series (ages 6-11)

Wilderness Skills - June 29/July 27
Fire in the Forest - July 13/August 10
Predators & Prey - July 6/August 3

Each course includes tuition for instruction, materials and transportation. The Glacier Institute also offers overnight youth science adventure camps at the Big Creek Educational Center on the Flathead National Forest, focused for ages 7-16. For more information on educational courses with the Glacier Institute please contact 406-755-1211 or visit www.glacierinstitute.org.

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