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Pioneer life in the North Cascades is the topic of conversation at the next Tapping into Science

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Date: April 27, 2010
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302

What: Lucinda Davis: An Extraordinary Common Pioneer Woman of the North Cascades
Who: Dr. Jesse Kennedy, Chief of Cultural Resources at North Cascades National Park
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Location: Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 West Holly Street, Bellingham

You are invited to join in the conversation at the next Tapping into Science with Dr. Jesse Kennedy, Chief of Cultural Resources at North Cascades National Park, who will profile pioneer life as captured in the writings of Lucinda Davis.

Tapping into Science is a monthly forum created by North Cascades National Park and Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen to facilitate conversation about park research. It is just one of many “science cafes” (http://www.sciencecafes.org/find.html) established across the United States, Canada, and Europe to engage the public in scientific activities.

The preservation of our national parks requires good research. Further, it requires that this research is shared with both scientists and non-scientists. Thus, the goal of Tapping into Science is to help people learn more about their national parks and encourage further inquiry. This series explores, in an informal way, a sampling of the vast array of current research that takes place in our national parks – which, as protected areas, are natural laboratories for study.

Conversations are held at the Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Directions are available at http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com.

Coming Up:
May 26: North Cascades National Park aquatic ecologist Ashley Rawhouser and Western Washington University professor Dr. Leo Bodensteiner will speak on fish of the North Cascades.

June 30: Learn about current and future threats of exotic plant invasions from National Park Service Exotic Plant Management Team Coordinator Todd Neel.

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.