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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Watch the Zoom book club discussion with author Florence Williams here.

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June 2021

Ken Yarus – Tokens of Glacier

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frame of Reference Fine Art Gallery, 235 Central Ave
Whitefish, MT
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Ken Yarus Tokens of Glacier Opening Reception Wednesday June 2 5-7pm

Join us for an evening celebrating Glacier National Park with Ken Yarus and the launch of his exhibit Tokens of Glacier.   Frame of Reference Fine Art Gallery is presenting five of Ken’s iconic Glacier scenes, available for purchase, which will be the basis for his upcoming Glacier National Park Postcard Series.   The show features ten paintings, and includes the five small studies which Ken created as the basis for the final large pieces.   Both Ken and Frame…

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Glacier Conversations: Glacier’s Native Plant Nursery

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Students learn about propagation and maintenance of native plants in Columbia Falls High School Cooperative Greenhouse

Details: Join us virtually as we visit Glacier’s Native Plant Nursery, where hundreds of native plants are cultivated from a variety of habitats found within the park and used in various restoration efforts. Glacier Conservancy Executive Director, Doug Mitchell, will meet with with Glacier National Park’s Vegetation Program Manager, Dawn LaFleur. Thanks to our event partner, Center for Native Plants, we’ll be giving away a $50 gift certificate, plus a shirt and hat to one participant during the event. Watch the Zoom conversation…

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Glacier Book Club: Mortal Fall

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The book cover for "Mortal Fall" by Christine Carbo

About The Book: A wildlife biologist’s shocking death leads to chilling discoveries about a home for troubled teens in Christine Carbo’s haunting and compelling new crime novel set in the wilds of Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park police officer Monty Harris knows that each summer at least one person—be it a reckless, arrogant climber or a distracted hiker—will meet tragedy in the park. But Paul “Wolfie” Sedgewick’s fatal fall from the sheer cliffs near Going-To-the-Sun Road is incomprehensible. Wolfie was…

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July 2021

2021 Virtual Backpacker’s Ball

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - July 15 @ 9:00 pm
Graphic of mountains, sunset and bears.

CELEBRATE and GIVE to GLACIER July 11th -15th This year ALL of Glacier’s best friends from ALL over are invited to 5 nights of giving at the VIRTUAL Backpacker’s Ball.  Join us and your giving will protect and preserve Glacier National Park for future generations. The Backpacker’s Ball is our signature event to support vital programs and projects in Glacier National Park.  This year, we have expanded the event from 1 night to 5 nights.   Join us for all 5…

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August 2021

Glacier Book Club: Through Glacier Park

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The book cover for "Through Glacier Park" by Mary Roberts Rinehart

About The Book: Mary Roberts Rinehart writes in her famous travelogue, Through Glacier Park, first published in 1916, as the already famous mystery writer, introducing readers to the recently minted national park and to the scenic wonders of Montana and to the adventures to be found there. Howard Eaton, an intrepid guide who had become known for his Yellowstone experience, had convinced Rinehart to make the trek to the West. Traveling three hundred miles on horseback with a group of more…

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September 2021

Glacier Book Club: In Search of the Mount Cleveland Five

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The book cover for "In Search of the Mount Cleveland Five" by Terry G. Kennedy, featuring a climber standing on a mountain summit.

About The Book: Two days after Christmas in 1969, five young, forward-thinking mountaineers set out to climb Mount Cleveland, the highest peak in Glacier National Park. They were never seen alive again. The Mount Cleveland tragedy will remain one of the most enigmatic mountaineering accidents in the United States. In this tale, the author fast-tracks himself into mountaineering at age 15. His quest is to vindicate the Mount Cleveland Five by climbing the north face with the brother of one of…

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Glacier Conversations: Alex Schnee of Alex on the Map

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alex Schnee in Glacier

Details: Alex is a professional writer and international travel blogger. Her work has been featured in USA Today, the Huffington Post, Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s, and many more. A Flathead native, she now runs her own international travel blog, Alex On The Map, where she shares her passions of cooking, photography, and traveling as a digital nomad, as well as encouraging conservation and respect for natural spaces – including Glacier. She has been to over 50 countries and has worked with brands…

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