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Conrad Mansion Winter Lecture Series

January
Professor Guano's Favorite Oddball Bird Stories from Glacier Country 
Date: January 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Presented by: Professor Guano
Details: The professor bears a superficial resemblance to Denny Olson, local biologist and naturalist who has been using humor and theater to teach natural history for over 40 years. He also, strangely, resembles "Critterman" who was on NBC TV for a few years. Just sayin' ... Join us for an evening of fun and learning -- and you'll be able to impress your friends at your next party with the Professor's stories!

February
RIDING THE TRAILS… A Look Back at Glacier’s Dude Ranch Days
Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Presented by: Tom Nelesen
Details: Tom will take us back in time to 1926…when the Great Northern Railroad was developing the Park…as a dude ranch! Join the dudes and wranglers on the five day, 69 mile south Circle Trail Ride to five of the Park’s famous chalets and hotels. This slide presentation will put you on that trail ride and show you the places they stayed, what they ate, how much it cost and how the dudes got to the Park. It’ll be a ride to remember!

March
If Rocks Could Talk
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Presented by: Tegan Tomlin
Details: In the presentation If Rocks Could Talk, Teagan guides listeners through the impressive story of Glacier National Park's geology history as she paints the picture of four major developmental phases that led to the park's breathtaking scenery.   She also helps listeners interpret the physical appearance of rocks found in the park to help them understand what past conditions were like in Montana nearly 1.5 billion years ago. 

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 406-755-2166. Doors open at 6:00 pm for coffee, wine and desserts. The presentations begin at 6:30 and will conclude by 8:00pm. Admission is $15 per person

 
 

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Teacher Workshops

We believe that training and updating educators on resource issues and topics is critical to a greater understanding of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The Glacier Institute offers periodic teacher workshops on various topics in its schedule of courses. All workshops incorporate experts in a variety of fields related to the workshop's topic. In addition, participants are given numerous tools and resources to bring back to the classroom.

2013 Teacher Workshop Opportunities

This year, we are partnering with Glacier National Park to educate teachers and their students about climate change and its impacts within and around Glacier National Park. This is our second year hosting a teacher workshop focused on climate change. To view service learning projects and lesson plan ideas from our 2012 workshop, visit the National Park Foundation's Parks Climate Challenge Program website. You can also find links to resources and tools for teaching national park centric climate change lessons throughout the Parks Climate Challenge Program website.

The 2013 Climate Change Teacher Workshop will be held from June 24-27 and is based out of our Field Camp, located inside the park boundary in West Glacier. We are currently soliciting applications for this workshop. Participation is limited to 20 teachers and applicants must teach at the middle or high school level. Workshop attendees will receive 32 Office of Public Instruction renewal units (university credit is pending). For more information, download the Workshop Description or contact us. If you would like to apply, please click on the "Climate Change Teacher Workshop Application" link below. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 22, 2013.

Climate Change Teacher Workshop Application