2018 Science and History Day Agenda

Wateron-Glacier International Peace Park

15th Annual Waterton-Glacier Science & History Day

Falls Theatre, Waterton Townsite, Waterton Lakes National Park
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks – Kim Pearson, Ecosystem Scientist - Conservation and Restoration Project Manager, Waterton Lakes National Park
Welcome – Christy Gustavison, Acting External Relations Manager, Waterton Lakes National Park
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.: Fire Ecology and Archaeology Session
Moderator – Kim Pearson, Ecosystem Scientist - Conservation and Restoration Project Manager, Waterton Lakes National Park

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – A Multi-century, Transboundary Perspective on the Fire Ecology of the Crown of the Continent, Cameron Naficy, Post Doctoral Scientist, University of British Columbia

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Waterton Lakes Archaeology: the Benefits of Wildfire, Bill Perry, Archeologist, Archaeology and History Branch, Parks Canada
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.: History Session
Moderator – Paul Harper, Aquatic Conservation and Restoration Project Manager, Waterton Lakes National Park

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Many Glacier Hotel: A Century of Overcoming Challenges, Diane Sine, Lead Interpreter, Many Glacier Area, Glacier National Park

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. – Waterton’s Bison in the Rear View Mirror: the Untold Story of Our Herd, Chris Morrison, Author, Waterton Historian and Resident, Waterton Townsite
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break (Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Restoration and Geology Session
Moderator – Debby Smith, Hudson Bay District Interpreter, Glacier National Park

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Examining Aspen Expansion from Before and After Fire in a Native Fescue Grassland through Geospatial Techniques, Chris Anderson, Lead field technician and Masters student in Applied Ecology, Michigan Technological University and Earthwatch Institute Affiliation

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – The Geology of Waterton Lakes and Glacier National Parks: the Pot o’ Gold at the End of the Rock Rainbow, Brian Pratt, Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Wildlife Session
Moderator – John Waller, Carnivore Biologist, Glacier National Park

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Wildlife Shepherding and Visitor Education, Mark Biel, Ungulate Biologist, Glacier National Park and Sarah Davidson, Resource Management Officer, Parks Canada

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship in Waterton Lakes National Park 2002-2018, Cyndi Smith, Scientist Emeritus, Waterton Lakes National Park
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Adjorn – Tara Carolin, Director, Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier National Park

Last updated: July 18, 2018