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MSU International Mountain Day

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Bozeman, MT, Emerson Cultural Center, Weaver/Crawford Theater

International Mountain Day is a United Nations-initiated celebration that takes place throughout the world as an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world's mountains and highlands.

The event takes place on Dec 11 at the Emerson Cultural Center and features talks by MSU Snow Science experts and an avalanche expert. An exhibitors' fair will be held prior to the talks from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Organizations supporting mountain ecosystems and culture through education, research, service or adventure will share information about their projects.


6pm Mountain Information Fair in the Emerson's Weaver Room

Mountain Exhibitors:

  • Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation
  • Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
  • Atlas Cultural Foundation
  • BioRegions International
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  • Iqra Fund
  • Khumbu Climbing Center
  • Montana Outdoor Science School
  • Mountain Backcountry Alliance
  • MSU Institute on Ecosystems
  • MSU Snow Science Program
  • MSU Study Abroad Programs
  • Outside Bozeman
  • Project WET
  • Wilderness Society
  • WorldMontana
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation


7pm Featured Presentations - Emerson's Crawford Theater

Mountains from Global, Local to Micro: New Discoveries in Snow Science
Avalanche Forecasting and Awareness

Dr Cathy Whitlock MSU Professor of Earth Sciences Director, MSU Institute on Ecosystems

Dr Jordy Hendrikx
MSU Assistant Professor of Geography Director, Snow and Avalanche Laboratory

Dr Ed Adams
MSU Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Doug Chabot
Director, Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

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Event: MSU International Mountain Day

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