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July 2015

Glacier Ride

July 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - July 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Glacier Ride Glacier National Park, Montana and Waterton National Park, Canada July 7-12, 2015 — Limited to 30 participants Presented by the Glacier National Park Conservancy in partnership with Climate Ride Glacier Ride is a special departure that benefits the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The Glacier National Park Conservancy is the official fundraising and outreach partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy helps assure the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach. …

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August 2016

Backpacker’s Ball 2016

August 6, 2016
$150.00

An Evening With Meaning

Nothing. Nowhere. Never…has anything compared to the grandeur we call Glacier National Park – and the beauty we are blessed to call our home. If, even once, you’ve walked the winding trails of the majesty in our midst…you know. You know the feeling of awe, the catch of your breath, the picture painted forever in your mind. THIS is what the Backpacker’s Ball is for.

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October 2019

Glacier Conversations

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grouse Mountain Lodge, 2 Fairway Dr
Whitefish, MT 59937
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$20
Cracker Lake

Join us for an intimate evening of dinner and conversation in celebration of Glacier National Park and the 20th Anniversary of the Glacier Fund. Glacier Conversations is a unique collaboration of Glacier experts, artists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries exploring ways to preserve, protect, and celebrate our beloved Glacier National Park. Choose from up to 20 unique topics, and join other Glacier enthusiasts to have meaningful conversations with the guidance of a knowledgeable table host. Details 5:30pm Check-in and Cocktails 6:00pm Dinner…

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Spokane Celebrates Glacier National Park

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St.
Spokane, WA
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Lynx and kitten sitting in the forest.

Glacier is coming to Washington! Join us for a special evening celebrating Glacier National Park at this Spokane-area event. Learn about the work of the Glacier National Park Conservancy and how we can help protect and preserve the park for future generations. The evening will feature special guest, Alissa Anderson. Alissa is a Washington State University graduate student and wildlife biologist helping to conduct a landmark study on Glacier's lynx population. The project is also being conducted by Dr. Dan…

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November 2019

Frame of Reference Gallery Night

November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frame of Reference Fine Art Gallery, 235 Central Ave
Whitefish, MT
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Man painting on canvas with mountains in the background.

Join us for a fun evening of learning about artists and supporting the Glacier Conservancy.

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February 2020

Sperry Chalet Community Celebration

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Lion Hotel, 20 N Main St #150
Kalispell, MT 59901 United States
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Free
Sperry Chalet during construction Phase 2 with light snowfall

Join us on February 26 to celebrate the historic rebuild of Sperry Chalet! This celebration event will take place at Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell, and it is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served (coffee, tea, water, cookies, and brownies), with storied presentations by some of the many critical individuals involved in the restoration of Sperry.

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July 2020

Backpacker’s Ball – Virtual

July 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Backpackers Ball 2020

Celebrate Glacier’s big night in your neck of the woods! This year ALL of Glacier’s best friends from ALL over the world are invited to a VIRTUAL backyard Backpacker’s Ball. Get details at glacier.org/backpackers-ball/

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August 2020

Glacier Book Club – Political Hell-Raiser

August 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Senator Wheeler standing in an office

About The Book: Burton K. Wheeler (1882-1975) may have been the most powerful politician Montana ever produced, and he was one of the most influential—and controversial—members of the United States Senate during three of the most eventful decades in American history. Johnson provides the most thorough telling of Wheeler’s entire career, including all its accomplishments and contradictions, as well as the political storms that the senator both encouraged and endured. The book convincingly establishes the place and importance of this principled…

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September 2020

Glacier Book Club – The Wolverine Way

September 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wolverine walking

About The Book: This enigmatic animal is more complex than the myths that surround it. With a shrinking wilderness and global warming, the future of the wolverine is uncertain. Wolverine Way reveals the fascinating natural history of the wolverine and the habitat threats that face them. Engagingly told by Douglas Chadwick, volunteer with the Glacier Wolverine Project, the project, a five-year study of the wolverines in Montana’s Glacier National Park – reveals key missing information about the wolverine’s habitat, social structure and reproduction…

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October 2020

Glacier Book Club – The Wild Inside

October 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bear walking across frozen river in snow.

About The Book: A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild—and the even darker heart of human nature. It was a clear night in Glacier National Park. Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and starlit skies when something unimaginable happened: a grizzly bear attacked Ted’s father and dragged him to his death. Now, twenty years later, as Special Agent…

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November 2020

Glacier Book Club The Wonder of Birds

November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Birds on edge of book cover

About The Book: A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful—and surprising—ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our most vital connection to nature. They compel us to look to the…

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December 2020

Glacier Conversations: Team Onyx

December 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is sponsored byTuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:30PM MSTTeam Onyx Details: Team Onyx is the first all-Black team in expedition racing, representing the best qualities and strength that come from diversity. They are a mixture of gay and straight athletes in their 20s, 40s and 50s from around the world. Team Onyx was featured on Amazon's World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji. Our event sponsor, Bedrock Sandals, will be giving away one free pair of sandals to a participant during the…

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Glacier Book Club – A Culmination of Giants

December 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Man standing on a cliff looking down at a glacier.

About The Book:  Bristol takes readers on a journey through the history of Glacier National Park, beginning over a billion years ago from the formation of the Belt Sea, to the present day climate-changing extinction of the very glaciers that sculpted most of the wonders of its landscapes. He delves into the ways in which this area of Montana seemed to have been preparing itself for the coming of humankind through a series of landmass adjustments like the Lewis Overthrust…

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January 2021

Glacier Book Club – The End of Night

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Book cover for "The End of Night" by Paul Bogard, featuring a stargazer looking up at a purple night sky

About The Book: A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature’s most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans’ eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In The End of Night, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience…

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Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker: Sarah Williams

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Woman with backpack smiling with snowy forested hills in background.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:30PM MSTSarah Williams Details: Sarah Williams thru-hiked the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2020 during the pandemic. The route through Glacier National Park changed this year due to closures on the east side of the park. Watch the Zoom conversation with Sarah Williams here.

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February 2021

Glacier Book Club – Engineering Eden

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
The book cover for "Engineering Eden"b

About The Book: In the summer of 1972, 25-year-old Harry Eugene Walker hitchhiked away from his family’s northern Alabama dairy farm to see America. Nineteen days later he was killed by an endangered grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The ensuing civil trial, brought against the US Department of the Interior for alleged mismanagement of the park’s grizzly population, emerged as a referendum on how America’s most beloved wild places should be conserved. Two of the twentieth century’s greatest wildlife biologists…

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Glacier Conversations: Climate Ride’s Caeli Quinn and Leticia Romero

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Woman running on trail next to tall grasses.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:30PM MSTClimate Ride: Caeli Quinn and Leticia Romero Details: Climate Ride is a nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable biking and hiking events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes, including the Glacier Climate Ride, which funds renewable energy projects in Glacier National Park. Join Co-Founder and Executive Director, Caeli Quinn, and climate runner and community activist, Leticia Romero, for a conversation about climate activism in Montana. Watch the Zoom conversation with Caeli Quinn and Leticia…

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March 2021

Glacier Book Club – People Before The Park

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
The book cover for "People Before The Park" by Sally Thompson

About The Book: Step out of a world governed by clocks and into the worldview of the Kootenai and Blackfeet peoples. For countless years, they made their seasonal rounds in the landscape that is now Glacier National Park. An archaeologist, ethnographer, ethnohistorian, and author, Dr. Sally Thompson has spent over thirty years working with the tribes of the Rocky Mountain West to tell history from their points of view. In People Before The Park, co-authored with the Kootenai Culture Committee and the…

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Glacier Conversations: Rangers Michael Faist & Andrew Smith

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Headwaters Podcast Hosts Andrew Smith and Michael Faist posing with a shotgun mic in front of Lake McDonald.

Join Park Rangers Michael Faist and Andrew Smith for a conversation about Glacier’s new podcast, Headwaters. Michael and Andrew recorded, edited, and co-hosted the show. This brand new podcast, made possible thanks to your donations to the Glacier Conservancy, travels to every major region of Glacier to tell stories how nature and culture come together in unexpected ways. Watch the Zoom conversation with Michael and Andrew here.

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April 2021

Glacier Conversations: 40 Years of Wolf Recovery in Montana

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Dr. Diane Boyd sits next to a sedated wolf while conducting wolf research in Montana

Dr. Diane Boyd will talk about her work in wolf recovery from the first wolf to return to Montana in 1979 to the present population of approximately 850 wolves. This very successful recovery has had many bumps in the road, but wolves are resilient and here to stay. Diane Boyd has worked with wolves for more than 40 years. She retired from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in December 2019, as the Wolf Specialist for northwestern Montana and now pursues…

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Glacier Book Club: The Voices of Rivers

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
The book cover for "The Voices of Rivers" by Matthew Dickerson

About The Book: Dickerson’s lovingly crafted narratives take us to waters from sockeye spawning streams of Alaska’s Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks, to Rocky Mountain rivers in the national parks and forests of Montana and Wyoming, to the little brook trout creeks in his home waters of Maine. Along the way we will fall in love with arctic streams, glacial rivers flowing green with flour, alpine brooks tumbling out of melting snow, and little estuaries where lobsters and brook trout…

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Backslope Brewing Community Benefit Day

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Backslope Brewing, 1107 9th St W
Columbia Falls, MT 59912 United States
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Mountain goats forage along a mountain range above an alpine lake with text that reads Community Benefit Day, Tuesday April 27, Glacier National Park Conservancy and Backslope Brewing

One of our trusted partners, Backslope Brewing, is committed to supporting our community through charitable giving. As a way of focusing their support, they created Community Benefit Days to support local nonprofits in our community. On Tuesday, April 27, Backslope will donate a portion of proceeds from every purchase to the Glacier National Park Conservancy. This includes growler fills, Backslope Brewing gear, and even delicious takeout meals, so you can support the park from the comfort of your home! Please join us…

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May 2021

Glacier Conversations: The Last Glacier: Images of Our Changing Landscape with the Hockaday Museum of Art

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Exhibition The Last Glacier at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, MT

Details: Join the Glacier Conservancy’s Executive Director, Doug Mitchell, and the Hockaday Museum of Art’s Executive Director, Alyssa Cordova, as well as featured artists as we explore the Hockaday’s new exhibition The Last Glacier: Images of Our Changing Landscape. The exhibition is currently on view to the public through June 19th and features the work of artists Bruce Crownover and Todd Anderson and photographer Ian van Coller. We’re incredibly honored to give you a virtual sneak peek into the collection through this special…

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Glacier Book Club: The Nature Fix

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
The book cover for "The Nature Fix" by Florence Williams

About The Book: From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas―and the answers they yield―are more urgent than ever. Join Executive Director, Doug Mitchell, on Zoom and have a discussion with…

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