WEST GLACIER, Mont.Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is hosting a second virtual Science and History Week live webinar series September 13 to 16 at noon MDT.


Parks Canada and the National Park Service have together hosted an annual Science and History Day since 2004. In 2020, the parks hosted the event as a four-day noon hour webinar series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 450 participants from around the world learned about current research in the Crown of the Continent region. This September, the parks are again offering a free series of live webinars. 

The series will highlight current natural and cultural research topics related to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and World Heritage Site. Each presentation will give viewers the opportunity to connect with park scientists and get a unique look at our partnerships, insights, and latest findings.   

"We are excited to once again offer the opportunity to bring Science and History Week presentations directly to interested visitors anywhere in the world through use of webinar technology,” says Pete Webster, acting Superintendent, Glacier National Park. 

Waterton Lakes National Park Superintendent Sal Rasheed added, “Science and History Week celebrates the long-standing cooperation between Waterton and Glacier as we conduct research about our shared cultural and natural resources.”  

Please join us to learn more about the exciting research initiatives in the world’s first International Peace Park. Participants may register for presentations by filling out the online registration forms on the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center website.  

The following is a snapshot of featured presenters and topics:  

Monday, September 13th

More Humans and Bigger Fires - How are Waterton's Plant Communities Responding?
Dr. Jenny McCune, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge 

Registration link 

Tuesday, September 14th

 Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park  

Iree Wheeler, PhD Candidate, Utah State University

Mark Biel, Wildlife Biologist, Glacier National Park 

Ashley Wruth, Visitor Experience Product Development Officer, Waterton Lakes National Park 

Registration link 

Wednesday, September 15th  

Canada Lynx in Glacier National Park 

Alissa Anderson, MS Candidate, Washington State University  

Registration link  

Thursday, September 16th  

Supporting Indigenous-led Conservation and Restoration, and Indigenous Engagement from Paahtómahksikimi/Waterton Lakes National Park  

Kimberly Pearson, Nature Legacy Ecosystem Scientist, Waterton Lakes National Park,  

Carleigh Grier-Stewart, Knowledge Weaver, Waterton Lakes National Park  

Joseph Many Fingers, Indigenous Liaison Officer, Waterton Lakes National Park, and  

Elliot Fox, Assistant Project Manager, Blackfoot Confederacy Trout Recovery Project  

Registration link 

For more information contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier National Park at 406.888.7822, or by email. 

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