POLSON – The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station invites the public to a free open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25.
Visitors will learn about Flathead Lake and the station’s research, explore the facilities and take part in activities. UM Mascot Monte will be at the station from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
This year’s open house features research displays about Flathead Lake and its food web, the Flathead Lake weather and water buoys and sensor network, aquatic invasive species, North Fork Flathead River conservation, and remote sensing and geographic information systems. There also will be guided nature walks; displays of stream, pond and lake animals; a display of birds and mammals; and the contents of FLBS time capsules from 1912, 1967 and 2013.
Boat tours and research demonstrations will take place at 1:05, 1:50, 2:35, 3:20 and 4:05 p.m. Participants can reserve a space by picking up a boat ticket during the open house. Nature walks will take place at 2:40 and 3:30 p.m. At 3:15 p.m., UM Bierman Professor of Ecology and FLBS Director Jack Stanford will present “Research and Education at the Biological Station and Prospects for the Future.”
The Biological Station is located 17.5 miles north of Polson and 14 miles south of Bigfork along Highway 35 on Flathead Lake’s east shore.
For more information, visit http://www.umt.edu/flbs or call 406-982-3301.