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.

*Continuing Education Certificates available upon request*
Educators can earn free Continuing Education hours for each nights’ presentation (1 hour per week); no minimum necessary, earn up to 10 hours. Be sure to sign-in each night you attend. Contact with questions.

C = Carbondale
A = Aspen


3(C) & 4(A) The Future of Wildness
John Hausdoerffer, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Environment & Sustainability, Western State Colorado University

10(C) & 11(A) Ultimate Fisher: The Osprey
Jasmine Finks, Osprey Moderator, Boulder County Parks and Open Space

17(C) & 18(A) “Nature should be free!” Public Claims to Public Lands in the 21st Century
Melanie Armstrong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Lands Coordinator, Western State Colorado University

24(C) & 25(A) Can Rocks Talk? Geology’s story from The Bottom of Glenwood Canyon to the Grottos
Garry Zabel, Professor Emeritus, Geology, Colorado Mountain College

Jan. 31(C) and Feb. 1(A) Colorado’s Bluebirds and How You Can Help Them
Kevin Corwin, Project Chairman, Colorado Bluebird Project of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver


7(C) & 8(A) A Biologist’s and Senator’s Look at Wolf Recovery and Conservation
Sen. Mike Phillips, Executive Director, Turner Endangered Species Fund, and State Senator, District 31, Montana

14(C) & 15(A) Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Response to Global Change: Climate, Management, and Recovery
Miranda Redmond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

21(C) & 22(A) The Life and Times of Colorado: Our State’s Natural History
David Anderson, Director & Chief Scientist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State University

Feb. 28(C) and Mar. 1(A) Guarding the World’s Finest Guano: A Story of Ecology and Economy
Scott A. Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder


7(C) & 8(A) Ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau: What Does the Future Hold?
Jayne Belnap, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, United States Geological Survey


Thanks to our important community sponsors for underwriting our annual free series:


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