Presented by Lou Bruno

Lou Bruno among Antarctica’s penguins – photo by Bill Cardin

Join Lou Bruno on an incredible epic journey aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the Antarctic, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. This is the world of snow-capped peaks, icebergs, pristine endless seas, and an unbelievable diversity of marine mammals and pelagic birds.  

Lou will offer a naturalist’s perspective on the life histories of these creatures and the fascinating adaptations that make them able to thrive and deal with the changing conditions affecting their existence.  

Lou will also trace the heroic 1915 journey of Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men from Antarctica across hundreds of miles of open ocean to the Stromness Whaling Station at South Georgia.

Lou Bruno is a retired educator and professional naturalist who resides in East Glacier Park, Montana.  He grew up in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. His passion for all things natural led him to pursue a biology degree at the University of Montana, which he received in 1971. He taught in Browning, Montana, for 20 years until he retired in 1995. In addition to teaching in Browning, Lou spent many years guiding in Glacier, Yellowstone, Alaska and Mexico. He is currently the Vice President of Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance and was one of the founders of that group.

We will continue our hybrid meetings this month and continue for the remainder of the year. For those coming to the meeting on February 12th, we’ll meet in Room 26 of the Gateway Mall (United Way building) at 7pm. This room is on the east side of the building along Glenwood Drive in Kalispell. Look for our banner hanging outside.

For those who wish to join virtually, email us at to get the link. Click on the link and you will be let into a “waiting room” where you will then be added to the meeting by the host. Please sign in with your name when you enter the room so we know to admit you. You will be muted when you first join the meeting. You can use your computer’s microphone and speakers (most computers have both), and this is the preferred way to join. You can also get an audio connection to the meeting without the Zoom visual capability by using your phone.

Videos of previous presentations are available on our Videos page.