24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Before heading over to our big event - the Kyi-Yo Pow Wow - join us for a delicious meal served Montana style.
Regular meal: $18.00/Vegetarian option: $18.00
On Saturday, April 17th, there will be four excursions to choose from during the afternoon:
1:00 - 6:30 pm/$25: includes lunch to-go, beverage, transportation and tour guides. The People's Center is the place to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai tribes. The traditions and culture of these tribes have been passed orally from generation to generation since time began. We invite you to explore the artifacts and exhibits, and to hear the stories of their people in their own voices. We also invite you to participate in their cultural activities, celebrations, known as pow-wows, and other events reflecting the Tribes. The People's Center perpetuates this rich heritage, through our tradition of oral history, and by creating opportunities of exchange between tribal elders, youth and the public. Through education, they hope to dispel myths and stereotyping of Native Americans and create better understanding between all peoples.
A large portion of the 18, 500 acre Range consists of native Palouse prairie; forests, wetlands, and streams are also found here providing a wide range of habitats for wildlife. Elk, deer, pronghorn, black bear, coyote and ground squirrels are just some of the mammals that share the area with 350 to 500 bison. Over 200 species of birds also call this home including eagles, hawks, meadowlarks, bluebirds, ducks, and geese.
Located along the meandering Bitterroot River and surrounded by majestic towering mountains, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge offers spectacular viewing opportunities of the landscape and wildlife. The Refuge's location in the scenic and historic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana provides a haven for wildlife.
The Refuge was established in 1963 to provide habitat for migratory birds. The name of the Refuge honors the late U.S. Senator Lee Metcalf, who was a local high school graduate and had a lifelong commitment to conservation.
The mission of the Refuge is to manage habitat for a diversity of wildlife species with emphasis on migratory birds and endangered and threatened species, and to provide compatible human benefits associated with Refuge wildlife and wildlands.