MSU Wonderlust Travel Series: In the Spotlight: Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana
- Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:00pm
- Online via Webex
Montana State University Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization, and the MSU Alumni Foundation will host a series of online programs in June and July that highlight the state of Montana. “Montana Faces and Places 2020” is four two-part programs offered through the Wonderlust Travel Series. The program is designed to deepen participants’ knowledge and appreciation of the diverse people, communities and landscapes in the state.
For the third program in this series, presenters will discuss now national and international news outlets have recently focused attention on the coronavirus/COVID-19 research underway in Hamilton, Montana which is located in the Bitterroot Valley with a population of 4,800. In this two-part program, Dr. Martin Bloom will discuss the lab’s century-old history, its transition to a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ facility under director Dr. Anthony Fauci and its vital role in the current pandemic.
PART 1: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PART 2: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Marshall E. Bloom, M.D, a frequent spokesperson for the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, is the Associate Director for Scientific Management and Chief of the Biology of Vector-borne Viruses Section in the Laboratory of Virology at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, a facility in the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
These programs are open to everyone, but advance registration is required. For Wonderlust members and MSU alumni and retirees, the cost to enroll for one two-part program is $15 per program, or $50 for all four. For everyone else, the cost to enroll for one two-part program is $25 per program, or $65 for all four. To register, please visit www.montana.edu/wonderlust/. After registering, participants will receive an email with the Webex link, instructions to join the program and additional program-related information.
Other programs in the series include:
Finding Adventure, Beauty and New Friends on Montana’s Open Roads
- June 29 and 30, 10 to 11 a.m.: Based on their recent 22-day, 2,000-mile circular road trip within the state, outdoor enthusiasts Jeff and Sara King will share ideas for creating lively and meaningful travel experiences on and near Montana’s open roads.
Montana’s Remote Centennial Valley and Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
- July 7 and 9, 10 to 11 a.m.: Bill West, a retired manager of the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, will lead a virtual visit through Centennial Valley and outline its history, including the establishment of the refuge.
Montana’s Sibanye-Stillwater Mine: An Overview of Best Mining Practices by a Global Palladium and Platinum Producer
- July 20 and 21, 9 to 10 a.m.: Paul Holick, senior development geologist at the mine, will outline the mining history of the Stillwater Complex in southcentral Montana, while Randy Weimer – who supervises the environmental group at the mine – will address environmental and economic impacts and modern mining practices.
For more information, please contact Bobbi Geise, MSU Academic Technology and Outreach, (406) 994-6550, [email protected].
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.