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Glacier National Park Invites Students to Celebrate, Inspire, and Engage Through Art for a Postcard Contest

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Date: September 25, 2009
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838

WEST GLACIER, MONT - Glacier National Park’s Education Program and the Glacier Association are again sponsoring a postcard contest for K-12 students. As Glacier approaches its 100th anniverary, the focus for this year’s contest relates to the Centennial themes of “Celebrate, Inspire, and Engage.” In particular, to “engagement” as the next 100 years of Glacier’s future depends on the participation of today’s youth in helping to protect and preserve park resources.

The purpose of the poscard contest is to promote learning and stewardship of Glacier National Park through the creation of messages from local students to future Glacier National Park visitors. First place winning entries in each category will be made into postcards to be given to the visiting public at Glacier Association bookstores throughout the park.

Winners will be announced by the end of November. The first place winning entry in each category will receive a Glacier Association gift certificate for $25 and be made into a free postcard to be handed out at Association sales areas. The second place winner will receive a $15 gift certificate. Third place and honorable mention entries in each category will receive a book from the Association.

The Glacier Association is a non-profit cooperating association of the National Park Service. Glacier Association helps to support Glacier National Park’s educational, interpretive, cultural and scientific program needs.

For complete details on the postcard contest, please visit the For Kids section of Glacier’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/glac/forkids/index.htm.  If you have further questions, contact Wendy Hill at the Glacier Association, 406-888-5756.

 

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Did You Know?

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In 1976, Glacier National Park was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve. This designation recognizes Glacier’s intact ecosystem as a valuable place for sound research and education to take place in a sustainable manner.