Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will host event at St. Mary

 West Glacier, MT – Researchers, historians, and other experts will present current insights during the16th annual Waterton-Glacier Science & History Day on Tuesday, July 23. The program, hosted by the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Mary Visitor Center in Glacier National Park.

This year’s slate of presenters will discuss projects grouped under the themes of fire ecology, social science, history, aquatic ecosystems, and wildlife. Specific topics for the 2019 program include ecosystem monitoring in Waterton after the Kenow Wildfire; the history of bison hunting and use in Glacier National Park; the unique relationship between beavers, frogs and chytrid fungus; and efforts to locate and count bats in anticipation of white-nose syndrome.

“We are honored to host Science & History Day this year and welcome everyone to Glacier,” said Glacier National Park Superintendent, Jeff Mow. “Please join us to learn more about the history of this special place and some of the exciting research initiatives in the Peace Park.”

 The event is free to the public, but park entrance fees will be charged at the gate. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy during the one-hour lunch break. Guests traveling from Canada must show a passport to cross the border into the U.S.

 Held yearly on the fourth Tuesday in July, Waterton-Glacier Science & History Day alternates between the two parks. This is the first year it has been held in St. Mary.

 For a full schedule of the day’s events, see the 2019 Science and History Day Agenda. For more information, contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center in Glacier National Park at 406-888-5827, or Waterton Lakes National Park at 403-859-5114.