Naturalist Nights

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Thank you for a terrific season! We are especially grateful for the support of our generous sponsors.

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 – Watch the video
Will Deacy, Graduate Student, University of Montana

14 (C) & 15 (A) Western Yellow Billed Cuckoo: Colorado’s Newest Threatened Species Watch the video
Jason Beason, Special Monitoring Projects Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

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

28 (C) & 29 (A) Adapting to Extremes: Life in Alaska’s Arctic Watch the video
Andre Wille, Teacher, PolarTREC and Aspen High School


4(C) & 5 (A) Wilderness in Peril: Overuse in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass WildernessWatch the video
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 KuchaWatch the video
Slide show and performances by local artists and wilderness seekers

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


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

11 (C) & 12 (A) Fire in the Hunter Creek Valley Watch the video
Jason Sibold, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Colorado State University

Please support these businesses when you can as they have been so gracious to sponsor us:

Gold Level: Alpine Bank, Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Euclid House Bed and Breakfast, Ken Ransford, P.C., Grassroots TV, Land+Shelter, Stirling Peak, St. Mortiz Lodge and Condominiums, Reese Henry and Company, Two Leaves and Bud

Silver Level: The Big Wrap, Bonfire Coffee, KDNK, Tyrolean Lodge

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