Event Calendar

Science on Tap Flathead

Science On Tap Flathead pint glass logo
Science on Tap Flathead

Sharing science and starting conversations within our community


When:  First Tuesday of every month, 6pm

Where:  Flathead Lake Brewing Company, Bigfork


Visit the Science on Tap website for more information.

Data and Donuts: Summer Seminar Series

The 2019 Data and Donuts Summer Seminar series is offered every summer during the first four weeks of the FLBS Summer Session. The series offers students and the public a chance hear speakers across a wide variety of ecological topics.

Speakers and topics will be announced as soon as they become available.


June 24, Monday, 10-11 AM, at FLBS

Janene Lichtenberg, Dept. Head, Wildlife and Fisheries, SKC (Salish & Kootenai College), Pablo, MT

Wildlife research and management on the Flathead Reservation: perspectives and success stories

July 1, Monday, 10-11 AM, at FLBS

Diane Boyd, Wolf Biologist, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Kalispell, MT.

Wolf recovery, management, and conservation: 30 years of challenges & progress

July 8, Monday, 10-11 AM, at FLBS

Scott Mills, Associate Vice President of Research for Global Change and Sustainability. Professor of Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, Missoula.

Seasonal camouflage hides animals while revealing possibilities for adapting to climate change

July 15, Monday, 10-11 AM, at FLBS

Ben Colman, Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology, University of Montana

Effects of global change on biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, and community ecology: examples from sediments to natural waters

FLBS Research Cruise

Join FLBS researchers for an afternoon cruise and learn about Flathead Lake ecology and water quality; and FLBS research, monitoring and education programs. Appetizers, beverages and live music will be provided.

When:  Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:30-6pm
Where: the Far West out of Lakeside, MT
Price: $50/seat

Limited seats are available, so reserve your seat early by contacting events@flbs.umt.edu or (406) 872-4503.


FLBS researchers prepare a sampling net aboard the Jessie B research vessel.

FLBS Open House

The Bio Station open house features something for everyone in the family:

  • Science presentations
  • Demonstration boat trips
  • Interactive science demonstrations for the kids
  • Science kiosks presented by FLBS researchers
  • And back for another summer - Monte, the UM mascot!
Meet FLBS students, professors and staff and learn more about FLBS research and education on Flathead Lake.

When: Friday, August 9, 2019 1:00-5:00 pm

Where: Flathead Lake Bio Station, east shore of Flathead Lake


The elusive and wild Monte can sometimes be spotted at the FLBS annual open house