MSU Wonderlust hosts a free online presentation about the Beartooth Highway on May 14
- Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:30am
- Online via Webex
MSU Wonderlust will host a free public lecture about the Beartooth Highway via Webex.
Sharon Eversman, a retired professor of biology in in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, will present "Beartooth Highway: History, Biology, and Geology of America's Most Scenic Highway."
Eversman will provide an overview of the Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byways All-American Road. The 68-mile byway winds its way through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming and leads into Yellowstone National Park at its Northeast Entrance. The highway features numerous switchbacks and rises in elevation from 5,600 feet in Red Lodge to over 10,000 feet at the top of the Beartooth Pass. Eversman argues that the highway traverses one of the best examples of alpine environment in the country. During the last Ice Age, glaciers sculpted spectacular features, including U-shaped valleys, cirques, matterhorns and glacial lakes. The wind and flat topography on the plateau have resulted in trees and plants that exhibit unique timberline features and beautiful alpine meadows.
Sharon Eversman earned advanced degrees in biology and plant ecology. She taught biology and botany at MSU for 40 years, including a summer field course on the Beartooth Plateau. She has lived in Bozeman for over 50 years, spending much time studying and collecting plants and lichens in national parks, state parks, national forests and eastern Montana. When not poking around outside, she is a docent at the Museum of the Rockies and a violinist with the Bozeman Symphony.
To register, please visit the MSU Wonderlust website at www.montana.edu/wonderlust/. You will receive an email on May 13 with the Webex link and instructions to join the course.
For more information, please contact Bobbi Geise, MSU Academic Technology and Outreach, (406) 994-6550, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonderlust is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach (ATO) at Montana State University. ATO works across MSU to support and advance our land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.