Flathead Lake Boat Tours in Lakeside, MT will graciously host an afternoon cruise aboard the Far West to one of the Biological Station’s (FLBS) Flathead Lake monitoring sites. Join FLBS researchers for appetizers, beverages, music and an overview of Flathead Lake ecology and the FLBS Research and Monitoring program.
Proceeds benefit the FLBS Research and Monitoring Program.
Reservations are required, since limited space is available on the tour boat.
In preparation for the afternoon solar observation program, our Youth Services Librarian will teach about the Sun and other stars—what they’re made of, how they behave, and what they do for us here on earth. Crafts and activities suitable for school-aged kids will provide participants with hands-on knowledge.
From Kalispell’s Big Sky Astronomy Club, Mark Paulson will lead us in solar observation. This program will begin with some direct observation at 2:00 PM, courtesy of Mark’s specialized solar observation equipment, followed by a presentation beginning at 3:30 PM that will be geared more toward adults and school-aged children with a hunger for a more advanced understanding of solar phenomena
The SciNation Maker Truck (a partnership project with SpectrUM Discovery in Missoula) will be visiting us and hosting a number of hands-on crafts and activities! You can find out more about SciNation and the Maker Truck at https://spectrum.umt.edu/collaborations/SciNation!
The Flathead Lake Biological Station’s (FLBS) annual Open House provides an opportunity for the interested public to learn more about the ecology of Flathead Lake and its watershed, as well as FLBS and its research from around the globe. The Open House allows FLBS scientists to showcase their everyday activities, as well as show examples of how our ecological research benefits Flathead Lake and subsequently area visitors and residents.
Activities this year will include:
- Tours of Biological Station facilities
- Boat trips on our 30′ research vessel, the Jessie B
- Exhibits on recent Flathead research, including Flathead Lake ecology
- Presentations by FLBS research scientists and invited speakers
Open to all- no admission fee.