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Public Invited to Join First Virtual Science and History Week

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Date: August 28, 2020
Contact: Gina Kerzman, 406-888-5838

WEST GLACIER, Mont. [August 28, 2020] – Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will host the first Science and History Week virtual speaker series on September 21-24. Topics include land restoration, wildlife research, and historical park figures. All virtual events are free and open to the public. Participants can register online to watch each live presentation.

Parks Canada and the National Park Service have jointly hosted an annual Science and History Day since 2004. This year, live webinars replace in-person events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. The virtual presentations will take place during Canada’s National Science Literacy Week. 

The series highlights current research and historical topics related to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Each presentation will give viewers the opportunity to connect with scientists and historians from the park and get a unique look at our archives, insights, and latest findings.

"We are enthused about the opportunity to bring Science and History Week presentations to a much broader audience than we ever have before through use of webinar technology,” said Waterton Lakes National Park Superintendent Sal Rasheed

Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow added, “Science and History Week allows us to celebrate the long-standing cooperation between Waterton and Glacier as we conduct research about our shared history and resources.” 

The Science and History Week virtual presentation schedule is detailed below. All presentations occur from noon to 12:45 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time.

Monday, September 21  
Restoring Native Fescue Prairie Using Fire and TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge) in Waterton Lakes National Park and the Blood Timber Limit 
Dr. Cristina Eisenberg, Graduate Faculty, Oregon State University
Kansie Fox, Ecologist Natural Resources Senior Manager, Blood Tribe Land Department
Monroe Fox, Technician, Blood Tribe Land Department
 
Tuesday, September 22 
Raptors on the Move: Glacier National Park
Lisa Bate, Wildlife Biologist, Glacier National Park
 
Wednesday, September 23
A Trip Through Time with the Mountain Legacy Project’s Repeat Photography Collection in Waterton Lakes National Park
Cassandra Buunk, MA Candidate, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

Thursday, September 24
Revisiting Josephine Doody: Bootlegging in Glacier National Park
Kelli Casias, Historical archaeologist, Western Cultural; and PhD candidate, University of Montana
 
For more information, contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at 406.888.5827 or visit their website.
 

www.nps.gov
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/waterton



Last updated: August 28, 2020

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