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Thirsty for Knowledge

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Date: January 27, 2010
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
Contact: Regina Rochefort, 360 854-7202

Thirsting for Knowledge?

Try Tapping into Science

What: A new monthly series of presentations exploring current science in the North Cascades

When: Last Wednesday of each month

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Location: Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 West Holly Street, Bellingham

The first two Tapping into Science programs will be:

January 27: Snagging Hair and Sniffing Scat: How to Know what’s in a Bear's Genes

Lions, bears, wolves Oh my! These and other large carnivores live in the North Cascades, but are highways affecting the connectivity of their habitat? Roger Christophersen is a wildlife biologist at North Cascades National Park and Dr. Robert Long and Paula MacKay are wildlife biologists with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.

February 24: Thirsty Mountain Tops: Decline of Frost-Brewed Glaciers

Two-thirds of the glaciers in the lower 48 states are in the North Cascades. What does glacier monitoring tell us about their and our future? Dr. Jon Riedel is a geologist at North Cascades National Park.

Directions available at www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com

Did You Know?

Long horned beetle

There are more insects in the Park than any other group of animals; in fact, 95% of all animal species on earth are insects. Take your time to explore the breathtaking world of butterflies, beetles, and bugs. More...