Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Waterton hosts first Science and History Week

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 2, 2020 12:40 AM

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will host the first Science and History Week virtual speaker series Sept. 21 to 24 during Canada’s National Science Literacy Week.

Topics include land restoration, wildlife research, and historical park figures. All virtual events are free and open to the public. Participants can register online to watch each live presentation.

Parks Canada and the National Park Service have jointly hosted an annual Science and History Day since 2004. This year, live webinars replace in-person events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.

The series highlights current research and historical topics related to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Each presentation will give viewers the opportunity to connect with scientists and historians from the park and get a unique look at our archives, insights and latest findings.

"We are enthused about the opportunity to bring Science and History Week presentations to a much broader audience than we ever have before through use of webinar technology,” said Waterton Lakes National Park Superintendent Sal Rasheed.

Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow added, “Science and History Week allows us to celebrate the long-standing cooperation between Waterton and Glacier as we conduct research about our shared history and resources.”

All presentations listed below occur from noon to 12:45 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time.

Monday, Sept. 21 — Restoring Native Fescue Prairie Using Fire and TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge) in Waterton Lakes National Park and the Blood Timber Limit by Cristina Eisenberg, graduate faculty, Oregon State University; Kansie Fox, ecologist natural resources senior manager, Blood Tribe Land Department; and Monroe Fox, technician, Blood Tribe Land Department

Tuesday, Sept. 22 — Raptors on the Move: Glacier National Park by Lisa Bate, wildlife biologist, Glacier National Park

Wednesday, Sept. 23 — A Trip Through Time with the Mountain Legacy Project’s Repeat Photography Collection in Waterton Lakes National Park by Cassandra Buunk, Master of Arts candidate, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

Thursday, Sept. 24 — Revisiting Josephine Doody: Bootlegging in Glacier National Park, Kelli Casias, historical archaeologist, Western Cultural; and Ph.D. candidate, University of Montana

For more information, contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at 406-888-5827 or visit the website www.parkscanada.gc.ca/waterton