Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yellowstone National Park with Marc Hendrix, KC Glastetter, and Jeremie Hollman

'Tis the season for traveling to our national parks, especially Yellowstone, a world-famous destination. Before you drive off for a summer visit to our nation's first national park, tune in to The Write Question to find out about more about Yellowstone's geology, plants, and animals.

This week's program features Marc S. Hendrix, author of Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country, and KC Glastetter and Jeremie Hollman, co-authors of Yellowstone National Park: An ABC Adventure, a book for young readers.

No matter what you're interested in seeing - bison, petrified trees, geysers, the Fishing Bridge, a grizzly bear or wolf, or the remnants of an ancient ocean - you'll find it all in this pair of books.

June 9 at 6:30 p.m. ( or 7:30 p.m. ( Or right now using the embedded player below.

Marc Hendrix
Marc S. Hendrix is a geology professor at The University of Montana in Missoula. He received a bachelor's dgree in geology from Wittenberg University in Springfild, Ohio, in 1985, and a master's dregree in geology and geophysics from the University of Wisconsin in 1987. In 1992, he graduated with a PhD in applied earth sciences from Stanfrd University, where he conducted research on the geologic record of mountain building and ancient climate in central Asia, particularly in western China dn Mongolia. In 1994, Hendrix joined the faculty at UM, where he has developed a field-based research program focused on the geology of the northern Rocky Mountains, including the Yellowstone region.

KC Glastetter

KC Glastetter has been an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a photographer for five. She currentlyl teaches third grade in Kalispell, Montana. KC and her family spend countless hours each year riding their tandem bicycle, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the magnificent northwest. KC feels fortunate just to be outside in such incredible surrounding, and if she's lucky enough to capture a photograph, she is even richer for the experience.

Jeremie Hollman
Jeremie Hollman is an avid fly fisherman and has tremendous love for wildlife. He embraces every opportunity given to him to be outdoors. Whether, hiking, fishing or just exploring, he always has his camera by his side and a photo to take home to tell a story of his adventures.  Jeremie has a bachelor'd degree in art from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.  His writing and photographs have appeared in many state, regional and national publications, as well as newspapers and calendars.

The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.

Read an interview with TWQ producer Chérie Newman on the Humanities Montana Web site.

Executive producer, Michael Marsolek. Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.

This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans. And by the Montana Cultural Trust.

The music in this program was written and performed by Aaron Minnick, and John Floridis.

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