Naturalist Nights

NN2016-web-headerEach 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.
Note: Our speaker series has ended this year, but you may still see the schedule below, and we’ve archived them –  click here to watch the videos.

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


6 (C) & 7 (A) Should Wolves Be Restored to Colorado? – Watch the video
Delia Malone, Wildlife Team Chairperson, Sierra Club, Rocky Mountain Chapter

13 (C) & 14 (A) A Special Wintersköl Naturalist Night: The Challenges of Advocating for Mountain Lion Conservation – Watch the video
Wendy Keefover, Native Carnivore Protection Manger, The Humane Society of the United States

20 (C) & 21 (A) The Red Fox:  Natural History and Winter Ecology- Watch the video
Patrick Magee, Ph.D., Director, Thornton Biology Research Program, Western State Colorado University

27 (C) & 28 (A) The Hungry Bird:  What Birds Eat- Watch the video
David Leatherman, Author and Former Entomologist at Colorado State Forest Service


3(C) & 4 (A) Neonicitinoid Pesticides and Their Impact on Honeybees and Other Pollinators- Watch the video
Ed Colby, Beekeeper and Aspen Mountain Ski Patrol

10 (C) & 11 (A) The Biggest Global Change You’ve Never Heard of: How Nitrogen is Affecting Colorado’s High Country- Watch the video
Jill Baron, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, USGS, and Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University

17 (C) & 18 (A) Do Spruce Beetles Make Forest Fires More Severe? Field Evidence from the San Juan Mountains, CO – Watch the video
Robbie Andrus, Ph.D. student, Biogeography Lab at University of Colorado Boulder

24 (C) & 25 (A) The Gold King Spill:  Impacts on the Animas River – Watch the video
Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director, Mountain Studies Institute


2 (C) & 3 (A) From Cottonwoods to Cut Banks: Is River Restoration Working in the Desert Southwest? – Watch the video
Shannon Hatch, Restoration Coordinator, Tamarisk Coalition

9 (C) & 10 (A) Good Fire, Bad Fire, and the State of our Landscapes and Communities Without Fire – Watch the video
Jim Genung, Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist, White River National Forest


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