2019 Science and History Day Agenda

Wateron-Glacier International Peace Park

16th Annual Waterton-Glacier Science & History Day

St. Mary Visitor Center, St. Mary, MT, Glacier National Park
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks – Debby Smith, Hudson Bay District Supervisory Park Ranger, Glacier National Park
Welcome – Jeff Mow, Superintendent, Glacier National Park
Invocation Prayer – Treyace Yellow Owl, Blackfeet Tribe
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.: Fire Ecology and Social Science Session
Moderator – Lee Rademaker, Hudson Bay District Park Ranger, Glacier National Park

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. After the Fire: Monitoring Ecosystem Changes in the First Year Following the Kenow Wildfire at Waterton, Laura Chasmer, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Reconnecting People, Land and Bison through the Iinnii Initiative, Erich Keyser, Social Researcher, Shared Value Solutions Ltd.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.: History Session
Moderator – Dianne Pachal, Public Outreach Education Officer, Waterton Lakes National Park

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. 12,000 Years of Bison Hunting and Utilization in Glacier National Park, Brent Rowley, Archaeologist, Glacier National Park

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. – The Unique Wooden Boat Heritage in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, James Hackethorn, Human Resources Manager, Glacier Park Boat Company
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break (Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Aquatic Ecosystems Session
Moderator – Chris Downs, Fisheries Biologist, Glacier National Park

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Forty Years of Change: Impacts of Non-native Sportfish Stocking and Climate on Functional Alpine Zooplankton Trait Regimes, Blake Stuparkyk, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Beavers, Frogs and Fungus: Oh My!, Leah Joyce, PhD Student, University of Montana
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Wildlife Session
Moderator – Barb Johnston, Ecosystem Scientist, Waterton Lakes National Park

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Finding Bats in Waterton Lakes National Park: The Who, What and Where in Anticipation of White-Nose Syndrome, Helena Mahoney, Ecological Integrity Monitoring Coordinator, Waterton Lakes National Park

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Bumblebees, Berries and Bears, Tabitha Graves, Research Ecologist, USGS-Glacier Field Station
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Adjorn – Salman Rasheed, Superintendent, Waterton Lakes National Park

Last updated: July 12, 2019