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Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Canada and the United States National Park Service invite you to the annual Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day. This year’s event is in Waterton Lakes National Park on Tuesday, July 29, from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm at the Falls Theatre. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Science and History Day is a great way for people to hear the latest results from 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 history, vegetation and wildlife. Some of the topics for this year include: wolverines, the 1964 Flood 50th anniversary, community based carnivore management, and history of women in the park.

Quick Facts

• This international event alternates between Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks.

• It is the eleventh annual Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day.

• Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site is the world’s first Peace Park. There are now over 170 peace parks worldwide.

Quotes

“Science and History Day offers an outstanding opportunity for the public to learn about some of the research initiatives in the Peace Park. We welcome everyone to Waterton for this special event.” ~ Ifan Thomas, Waterton Lakes National Park Superintendent

“The peace and friendship of the Peace Park is captured in the many cooperative projects carried out in our scientific community.” ~ Jeff Mow, Glacier National Park Superintendent

(Waterton Lakes National Park Parks Canada)

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