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October 2021

Glacier Book Club: Black Faces, White Spaces

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The book cover for "Black Faces, White Spaces" by Carolyn Finney

About The Book: In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the “great outdoors” and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces.…

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November 2021

Glacier Conversations: Jillian McKenna

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Details: Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst, Jillian McKenna, will discuss her work in creating a base GIS layered map that shows installations and facilities in Glacier’s recommended wilderness – the first of its kind for Glacier National Park. Join Executive Director, Doug Mitchell, on Zoom and have a discussion with Jillian McKenna. Participants must register using the form below. Registration is limited. (function(d, s) { var js, el = d.getElementsByTagName(s); window.BB_REG_FORM_ID = "99dbc1ae-cc92-4fbd-9f9a-6207bad59cd4"; window.BB_REG_FORM_ENVIRONMENT_ID = "p-T4koC1-QYkChvpZy3HdFCw"; js = d.createElement(s); js.src =…

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Glacier Book Club: Dirt Work

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The book cover for Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl

About The Book: A lively and lyrical account of one woman’s unlikely  apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work. Christine Byl first encountered the national parks the way most of us do: on vacation. But after she graduated from college, broke and ready for a new challenge, she joined a Glacier National Park trail crew as a seasonal “traildog” maintaining mountain trails for the millions of visitors Glacier draws…

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December 2021

Glacier Conversations: Kay Knapton & Olivia Secord – “The Young Goat and Old Goat”

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Details: Kay Knapton and her granddaughter, Olivia Secord, will join us to talk about their inspiring Climate Hike through Glacier National Park, where they volunteered to hike 50 miles in four days and raised over $8,000 for Glacier National Park. Kay and her granddaughter Olivia Secord call themselves the Young Goat (age 11) and Old Goat (age 81). They are determined to take steps – 100,000 to be precise – to help address the effects of climate change, support conservation in Glacier National…

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