“Glacier National Park Centennial: 100 Years of Landscape Change”

The Montana House and the Glacier National Park Fund are pleased to co-host another in the series of “Look, Listen & Learn” Centennial Speaker Programs held at the Montana House this year. Dan Fagre will be the featured speaker. The event will be held at the Montana House in Apgar Village on Saturday, October 30th with the presentation at 4:00 p.m. and a reception to follow.

Fagre is the Research Ecologist and Climate Change Research Coordinator for the US Geological Survey, with an office in Glacier National Park Headquarters. He has just returned from attending an international conference held in Perth, Scotland, Global Change and the World’s Mountains. In October 2005, the first Open Science Conference was held and attended by people from 41 countries. It was funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme, with further support from UNESCO. Five years later in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiative (a global change scientific program detecting signals of global environmental change in mountain environments and the consequences), this 2nd conference was to evaluate progress from 2005 with regard to the implementation and impacts of the research strategy set out in the first conference. His presentation topic will provide an update on the most current global information available on this topic of interest to Glacier National Park, as one of the premier mountain regions of the world.

This event is open to the public with no cost to attend, but seating is limited. Therefore, reservations are recommended. Please call 888-5393.

Hans and Toni Jungster established The Montana House Regional Craft Shop in 1960 in Apgar Village, just inside Glacier National Park. Their daughter, Monica and staff continue to carry on their mission: To celebrate and promote the creativity of Montana and Native American artists and craftsmen for our mutual benefit. The Montana House has been a long time avid supporter of Glacier Park and celebrated its own 50th anniversary on June 26, 2010.

The Glacier National Park Fund is the non-profit partner for Glacier National Park, whose mission is to preserve and protect the beauty and heritage of the Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For further information, call 406-892-3250 or go to www.glaciernationalparkfund.org.

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