Public Invited to Sixth Annual Science and History Day
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406-888-7895
Officials from Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park invite the public to Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day on Thursday August 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium in Glacier National Park. The event is free of charge.
The day’s presentations are divided into four thematic groups: vegetation; social and cultural research; aquatic resources; and wildlife. Within these categories, a wide variety of topics will be covered, including: Geo-travelers in the Crown of the Continent, The Roosevelt Visit to Glacier National Park in 1934, Keeping Track of Fish Communities in the Waterton Lake, Grizzly Bears: Roads, Conflict and the International Peace Park, and The Northern Hawk Owl in Glacier National Park.
Jack Potter, Chief of the Science and Resources Management division of Glacier National Park, says “We are very excited about the agenda for this year's Science and History Day with a group of 13 outstanding participants who have worked in the Crown of the Continent on a wide range of subjects from natural and cultural resources, to social science and land use change.”
The first two thematic groups are held in the morning with the second two groups held in the afternoon. There will be a lunch break from noon until 1:15 p.m. Refreshments will be available during breaks, courtesy of the Glacier National Park Fund and Glacier Association.
More than 100 people attended each of the previous forums. The event alternates between Glacier and Waterton Lakes national parks.
Office of Public Instruction (OPI) renewal units will be available for U.S. teachers who attend this conference. Contact Laura Law, Glacier’s Education Specialist, at 406-888-5837 for more information.
A detailed agenda is available at visitor centers in Glacier. It is also available online at: http://www.nps.gov/glac/naturescience/ccrlc.htm. For more information, call the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at 406-888-5827.
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.