Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Hosts Science and History Day

By Beacon Staff

This year’s Science and History Day at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will focus on grizzly bears, wolverines and ice patch archaeology, among other wildlife, science and historical topics inside the Crown of the Continent.

The park is hosting the ninth annual Science and History Day on Thursday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at the Falls Theatre in Waterton Lakes National Park of Alberta, Canada. The event is free of charge.

The event presents the latest work of scientists and historians carrying out projects in and around the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Topics are presented in a non-technical manner, and are grouped into themes such as aquatic resources, history, social research and wildlife. Some of this year’s topics include native plant gardens, alpine stream insects and lessons from the Sofa Mountain fire.

“Science and History Day offers an outstanding opportunity for the public to learn about some of the research initiatives in the Peace Park,” said Waterton Lakes National Park Superintendent Ifan Thomas.

Teachers who attend the conference are eligible for Office of Public Instruction (OPI) renewal units. Attendees are reminded that a passport is required for crossing the U.S./Canada Border. A detailed agenda is available at visitor centers in Glacier National Park and online.

For more information contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier National Park at 406-888-5827, or Waterton Lakes National Park at 403-859-5127.

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