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Dr. Running to Present on Climate Change
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888-5838
Contact: Jennifer Lutman, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The Glacier National Park Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, in partnership with the Glacier Institute, is hosting a brown bag luncheon presentation featuring Dr. Steven W. Running addressing climate change on Monday, June 24 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the park's community building in West Glacier. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The presentation is part of a four-day climate change teacher workshop hosted by the park and the Glacier Institute. The workshop is for pre-registered middle and high school teachers from across the country. Teachers will learn about climate change and the complexity of the issue and how to incorporate it into classroom curriculum.
Dr. Running is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and a University Regents Professor of Ecology with the University of Montana in Missoula. In 2007 Dr. Running shared the Nobel Peace Prize as a chapter lead author for the 4th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He received a Ph.D. (1979) in forest ecology from Colorado State University. He has been with the University of Montana since 1979. His primary research interest is the development of global and regional ecosystem biogeochemical models integrating remote sensing with bioclimatology and terrestrial ecology. Dr. Running is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and is designated a Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information. In the popular press, his 2007essay "The 5 Stages of Climate Grief" has been widely quoted.
The Glacier National Park Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center hosts brown bag lectures throughout the year. Please visit http://www.nps.gov/glac/naturescience/ccrlc-brown-bag-lectures.htm for more information.
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Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.