FLBS Event Calendar

2016 Public Events

The annual open house offers research demonstrations aboard the Jessie B research vessel
Visitors head for the Jessie B demonstration

FLBS Open House

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: at Flathead Lake Biological Station


The Flathead Lake Biological Station’s (FLBS) annual Open House provides an opportunity for the interested public to learn more about the ecology of Flathead Lake and its watershed, as well as FLBS and its research around the globe. The Open House allows FLBS scientists to showcase the breadth of their activities, as well as show examples of how ecological research at FLBS benefits Flathead Lake and subsequently area visitors and residents.

Activities this year will include:

  • Tours of Biological Station facilities
  • Boat trips on our 30' research vessel, the Jessie B
  • Exhibits on recent Flathead research, including Flathead Lake ecology
  • Presentations by FLBS research scientists


For more information email Tom Bansak or call 406-982-3301 x229.

Presenter at FLBS seminar
FLBS seminar presentation


FLBS 2016 Data and Donuts Seminar Series

Where: Elrod Lecture Hall, FLBS

These seminars are open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. Stop by to have a donut and learn more about current research in the Flathead.


Monday, June 13, 10-11am

Clint Muhlfeld, FLBS and USGS Aquatic Ecologist
"Trout in Hot Water? Conserving Rocky Mountain Trout in a Changing Climate"

Monday, June 20, 10-11am

Cody Youngbull, FLBS Research Professor, Physicist, Inventor and Entrepreneur
"Using Robots to Automatically Measure the Abundance and Activity of Life by its Nucleic Acid Signature"

Monday, June 27, 10-11am

Diana Six, UM Professor of Forestry
"From microbes to landscapes: How small things run the world (using mountain pine beetle as an example)"

Monday, July 4, 10-11am

Jim Elser, FLBS Director
"Lessons about ecology and evolution from Cuatro Cienegas, an aquatic Galapagos in the Mexican desert"


Jack Stanford discusses FLBS research during a beautiful 2014 afternoon cruise
FLBS research cruise

Flathead Lake Research Cruise

When: 3:30-6:00pm Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Where: Leaves from Lakeside, MT


Flathead Lake Boat Tours in Lakeside, MT will graciously host an afternoon cruise aboard the Far West to one of the Biological Station’s (FLBS) Flathead Lake monitoring sites. Join FLBS researchers for appetizers, beverages and an overview of Flathead Lake ecology and the FLBS Research and Monitoring program.

Cost: $50/person. Proceeds benefit the FLBS Research and Monitoring Program. Reservations are required, since limited space is available on the tour boat.

Please join us!

For more information or to RSVP, email Tom Bansak or call 406-982-3301 x229.


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updated: 7/19/2016 12:09 pm