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Nonprofits invited to exhibit at MSU's International Mountain Day

November 5, 2012 -- MSU News Service


The 2012 Everest Education Expedition is featured during International Mountain Day, hosted by MSU on Dec. 11. Non-profits are encouraged to participate in the exhibitors' fair. Photo by Dr. David Lageson.    High-Res Available

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BOZEMAN--Montana State University is hosting its inaugural International Mountain Day celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and non-profit organizations are invited to have a free exhibitor booth.

The event takes place at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman and features talks by mountaineer and author Conrad Anker, MSU geology professor David Lageson, and MSU graduate student Travis Corthouts.

The three men traveled to Mount Everest this spring and will discuss the adventure and scientific research through presentations, photography and film. The presentation begin at 7 p.m.

An exhibitors' fair will be held prior to the talks from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Organizations that show a clear tie to mountain ecosystems and culture through education, research, service or adventure are invited to participate.

The exhibitor registration deadline is Nov. 30. Register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MountainDay2012.

International Mountain Day is hosted by the MSU Office of International Programs, the Montana Institute on Ecosystems and Montana NSF EPSCoR.

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.

Contact: Yvonne Rudman, Office of International Programs, (406) 994-4302 or rudman@montana.edu