Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Caryn Miske
Executive Director, Clearwater Resource Council 

Investing in the next generation of scientists

 

April 23, 2020

Pathfinder file photo

Ladd Knotek, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Bruce Rieman, Rocky Mountain Research Station and Seeley Lake resident, explaining the electrofishing to Seeley Lake Elementary and Seeley-Swan High School students in Morrell Creek in 2012. This will be one of the things students will get to experience at the camp this summer.

Since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, the scientific community has continued to make strides that were previously unimaginable even the century prior. Today, more than ever, we look to science to solve some of our most pressing issues, ranging from the development of a COVID-19 vaccine to methods that can be used to sequester carbon to reduce some of the worst projections related to climate change. While national polling indicates that over time a significant portion of the American public has lost trust in science, it seems that when the going gets tough everyone clamors f...



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