Montana State University

Watershed science to be taught during BSI's rafting trip

August 6, 2010 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University's Big Sky Institute is hosting a water quality and watershed science field trip with MSU researcher and Blue Water Task Force director Kristin Gardner. The class will be held during a half-day rafting trip on Aug. 20 on the Gallatin River.

The field trip lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children are welcome with a responsible adult. Meet at Geyser Whitewater Expeditions in Gallatin Canyon. $30 per person, includes ˝ day raft trip. Participants should bring their own lunch. Call (406) 993-9355 to sign up (limit 15 people).

The mission of BSI is to develop and effectively communicate a scientific understanding of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. BSI's location adjacent to Yellowstone, the largest pristine ecosystem in the continental U.S., provides a unique opportunity to understand how ecosystems function, especially in the context of increasing human impacts.

Katie Alvin at 406-993-9355 or katiealvin@montana.edu