Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center

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The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center promotes research and scientific understanding within the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. By facilitating research and communicating current scientific activities within Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch and Little Bighorn Battlefield, we hope to encourage informed decision making, science literacy and resource stewardship.

This web site provides in-depth information on natural and cultural research and resource issues within the Crown of the Continent and surrounding parks. Learn more about specific topics by exploring the links on the left or visit the parks pages to discover the unique natural and cultural resources each park has to offer.


What's New?

  • Watch our new, beautifully produced video on the melting glaciers of Glacier National Park! The video, produced by University of Montana graduate student Sarah Moody, highlights climate change research and impacts happening in Glacier.

  • Get ready for another fabulous Science & History Day! This year's Science & History Day will be held in Waterton Lakes National Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Falls Theatre. A full schedule of speakers will be available in June.

  • Travel grants available for educators! In recognition of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, the Glacier National Park Conservancy and private donors are generously providing funds to assist with getting Montana students to public lands in our state. Each grant is for $500.00 and field trips can take place anytime in 2016. See our education page for more information.