Glacier National Park Hosts Brown Bag Seminar on Historic Walking Tour
Contact: Ellen Blickhan, 406-888-5838
Contact: Laura Law, 406-888-5837
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - Glacier National Park is hosting a brown bag seminar on Friday, May 6th at 12 p.m. showcasing the newly created historic walking tour of the Headquarters District. The brown bag seminar and walking tour will be presented by students of the Whitefish Independent High School.
If you have ever wondered what structures and facilities are necessary for the daily operations of a national park, where the superintendent or chief ranger work, or where the snowplows hide during the summer, then join the students for this informative brown bag seminar in the West Glacier Community Building. Feel free to bring your "brown bag" lunch along.
Glacier National Park's first self-guided, historic walking tour was designed and created by the students of the Whitefish Independent High School and teacher Matt Holloway, and made possible by their collaboration with the Park's Education Specialist, Laura Law, Park Cultural Resource Specialist/Historical Architect Lon Johnson, and Park Museum Curator, Deirdre Shaw. Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the Montana Cultural Trust.
The Brown Bag lectures are made available by Glacier National Park's Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center.
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.