UAVs and Fish DNA on speakers’ agenda at Flathead Lake
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 27, 2018

Montana State Parks ( invite you to a two-part speaker series exploring New Innovations in Environmental Science and Conservation at Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit.  Programs are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 and Friday, July 13. 

On Saturday, June 30, discover the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with Diane Whited from the Flathead Lake Biological Station. If weather allows, see a drone demonstration over the park.

On Friday, July 13, join Flathead Lake Biological Station’s Dr. Cody Youngbull as he measures trace DNA in Flathead Lake and explores how DNA is not just in our bodies, but it’s all around us in the environment and can be used to measure the abundance and health of organisms both big and small.

All programs start at 7 p.m. at the Birch Grove Picnic Shelter by the shore.  Cost is $4 per person.

What: “Speaker Series: New Innovations in Environmental Science and Conservation”

When:  June 30 and July 13, 2018 at 7 PM

Where: Flathead Lake State Park — Wayfarers 8600 Mt. Hwy 35, Bigfork.  Meet at the Birch Grove Picnic Shelter by the water.

Flathead Lake State Park consists of six unique park units located around Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. The park units on the east side are Wayfarers, Yellow Bay and Finley Point and the west side units are West Shore, Big Arm and Wild Horse Island. In addition to boating, swimming and fishing, each park unit offers unique experiences including camping, rental picnic shelters, group camping, hiking, sightseeing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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