Waterton-Glacier Peace Park Hosts Virtual Science and History Week Webinar Series
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
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
Wednesday, September 15th
Canada Lynx in Glacier National Park
Alissa Anderson, MS Candidate, Washington State University
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
For more information contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier National Park at 406.888.7822, or by email.