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Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – As Glacier National Park enters its 100th visitor season, various programs and opportunities are highlighting the unique history of the park and its resources. "National Park Service education and outreach programming at Glacier has greatly benefited over the last 25 years through its cooperation and partnership with the Glacier Institute," said park superintendent Chas Cartwright. "No national park can reach all desired audiences, but through teamwork and partnerships, all audiences benefit from quality programs such as those offered by The Glacier Institute." Cartwright urges people to consider connecting with the park in 2010 through one of the Institute classes.
In celebration of the Glacier National Park one hundred year anniversary the Glacier Institute is offering special Centennial Series courses for the summer of 2010. The Centennial Series will highlight Glacier National Park’s one hundred year history of glaciers, goats, railroad, bears and more.
The Centennial Series includes the following:
One Hundred Years of:
Bears in Many Glacier; June 4-6; $325
Natural & Cultural History of the Many Glacier Valley; June 14 -15$230
Riding the Rails; June 30, July 7 & August 11; $100
Traversing the International Peace Park; July 14 -16; $275
Astronomy & Night Sky Awareness; August 6 & 13; $65
Astrophotography of Glacier’s Night Sky; August 7 & 14; $65
Glacial Change at Sperry Chalet; August 27-29; $450/$550
Goats in Glacier; September 2; $65
Emphasizing outreach and field-based learning experiences, the non-profit Institute provides an objective science-based understanding of the area's ecology and history. The Glacier Institute is a long-time partner with Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, Flathead Valley Community College and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The Institute offers family programs, youth science adventure camps, Discovery School at Big Creek Outdoor Education Center and adult educational programs.
For more information on the Centennial Series, other educational courses, or to volunteer with the Glacier Institute please contact the main office at 406-755-1211 or visit the web site at www.glacierinstitute.org.
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