MSU Wonderlust Travel Series: Finding Adventure, Beauty and New Friends on Montana’s Open Roads
- Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:00am
- 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 first program in this series, Jeff and Sara King will share ideas for creating lively and meaningful travel experiences on and near Montana’s beckoning open roads. Their suggestions are based on their recent 22-day, 2,000 mile circular road trip within Montana. Highlights of this two-part program include engaging stories of the people and places they encountered along their route, in addition to recommendations for planning your own Montana road trip.
PART 1: Monday, June 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
PART 2: Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sara King, a recently retired human resources generalist, and Jeff King, a recently retired contractor, are avid advocates of lifelong learning. They see travel in Montana as an invaluable learning experience and a window into the diverse lives, livelihoods and landscapes across our home state. These home-grown adventurers are eager to share what they’ve learned.
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:
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.
In the Spotlight: Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana
- July 14 and 16, 4 to 5 p.m.: Dr. Marshall E. Bloom of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory will discuss its century-old history, its transition into a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under Dr. Anthony Fauci and its vital role in the coronavirus pandemic.
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, 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.