Join Park Geographer at Brown-Bag Lecture
Contact: Denise Germann, 406-888-5838
Contact: Jennifer Lutman, 406-888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is hosting a brown-bag lecture on Wednesday, September 5, from 12- 1pm at the Community Building in West Glacier. The public is invited to join Richard Menicke, Geographer and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator at Glacier National Park, who will present his lecture, "Petra Archaeological Park & Protected Areas in Jordan: A Travelogue."
Menicke has worked at Glacier National Park for over 15 years, applying the park's GIS and other natural resource information technologies to a broad range of park management, research, and educational needs. He recently worked in Jordan through the Department of Interior International Technical Assistance Program at Petra Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, training staff in implementation of GIS tools and consulting on the development of a sustainable GIS program.
Protected areas management in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is administratively diverse and complicated. Menicke will speak of his experience in Petra Archaeological Park, both professionally and as a traveler, sharing pictures and management concepts from other protected areas in Jordan.
This brown-bag lecture and other lectures throughout the year are hosted by Glacier National Park's Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center. For more information about the center please call, 406-888-7863 or visit http://www.nps.gov/glac/naturescience/ccrlc.htlm.
Did You Know?
Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.