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Waterton-Glacier Peace Park Announces Second Virtual Science and History Week

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Date: August 25, 2021
Contact: Gina Kerzman, 406-888-5838
Contact: Christy Gustavison, 403-331-3775

WEST GLACIER, Mont. [August 25, 2021] - Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is hosting a second virtual Science and History Week live webinar series September 13 to 16 at noon MDT.

Parks Canada and the National Park Service have together hosted an annual Science and History Day since 2004. In 2020, the parks hosted the event as a four-day noon hour webinar series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 450 participants from around the world learned about current research in the Crown of the Continent region. This September, the parks are again offering a free series of live webinars.

The series will highlight current natural and cultural research topics related to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and World Heritage Site. Each presentation will give viewers the opportunity to connect with park scientists and get a unique look at our partnerships, insights, and latest findings.

"We are excited to once again offer the opportunity to bring Science and History Week presentations directly to interested visitors anywhere in the world through use of webinar technology,” says Pete Webster, acting Superintendent, Glacier National Park.

Waterton Lakes National Park Superintendent Sal Rasheed added, “Science and History Week celebrates the long-standing cooperation between Waterton and Glacier as we conduct research about our shared cultural and natural resources.”

Please join us to learn more about the exciting research initiatives in the world’s first International Peace Park. Participants may register for presentations by filling out the online registration forms on the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center website.

The following is a snapshot of featured presenters and topics:

Monday, September 13th
More Humans and Bigger Fires - How are Waterton's Plant Communities Responding?
Dr. Jenny McCune, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, University of LethbridgeRegistration linkTuesday, September 14th Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park Iree Wheeler, PhD Candidate, Utah State UniversityMark Biel, Wildlife Biologist, Glacier National ParkAshley Wruth, Visitor Experience Product Development Officer, Waterton Lakes National Park
Registration link

Wednesday, September 15th
Canada Lynx in Glacier National Park
Alissa Anderson, MS Candidate, Washington State University
Registration link

Thursday, September 16th
Supporting Indigenous-led Conservation and Restoration, and Indigenous Engagement from Paahtómahksikimi/Waterton Lakes National Park
Kimberly Pearson, Nature Legacy Ecosystem Scientist, Waterton Lakes National Park, Carleigh Grier-Stewart, Knowledge Weaver, Waterton Lakes National Park Joseph Many Fingers, Indigenous Liaison Officer, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Elliot Fox, Assistant Project Manager, Blackfoot Confederacy Trout Recovery Project
Registration link

For more information contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier National Park at 406.888.7822, or by email.

Last updated: August 25, 2021

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