Naturalist Nights

Naturalist Nights 2014 Aspen Carbondale

Each winter WW partners with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Roaring Fork Audubon to co-host the popular Naturalist Nights speaker series. The presentations are held on 10 consecutive Wednesdays at Carbondale’s Third Street Center and Thursdays at ACES in January, February and March. Topics range from wildlife biology to geology, from climate science to environmental policy.

Presentations are Wednesdays at Third Street Center, Carbondale at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at ACES – Hallam Lake, Aspen at 7:00 pm.

Can’t make it? Or did you miss one that you really wanted to attend? You can watch them here on our video page.


7 (C) & 8 (A) How Bears Make a Living off Salmon in Kodiak, Alaska
Will Deacy, University of Montana

14 (C) & 15 (A) Western Yellow Billed Cuckoo: Colorado’s Newest Threatened Species
Jason Beason, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Biologist

21 (C) & 22 (A) Capturing Glacial Change Through 3-Dimensional Time-Lapse Photography on the Helheim Glacier, Greenland
Adam LeWinter, PhD., Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

28 (C) & 29 (A) Adapting to Extremes: Life in Alaska’s Arctic
Andre Wille, National Science Foundation


4(C) & 5 (A) Wilderness in Peril: Overuse in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
Karen Schroyer, Aspen-Sopris District Ranger, White River National Forest

11 (C) & 12 (A) Ordinary Extraordinary Junco: Remarkable Biology From a Backyard Bird
Film screening

18 (C) & 19 (A) Wilderness Pecha Kucha
Slide show and performances by local artists and wilderness seekers

25 (C) & 26 (A) Lessons in Protecting Wildlands from Oil and Gas Development
Peter Aengst, Northern Rockies Director, The Wilderness Society


4 (C) & 5 (A) DamNation
Film Screening

11 (C) & 12 (A) Fire in the Hunter Creek Valley
Jason Sibold, PhD., Colorado State University