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.
A = Aspen, C = Carbondale (on schedule below).
8 (C) & 9 (A) Wildlife at the End of the Earth: Antarctic Birds and Animals — Dick Filby, international birder
16 (A) Moose in the Roaring Fork Valley — Stephanie Duckett, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
22 (C) & 23 (A) A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet — Film screening
29 (C) & 30 (A) Songbirds as Indicators of Healthy Riparian Ecosystems — Dee Malone, local ecologist
5 (C) & 6 (A) Laser Mapping of Mountain Snowpacks Jeff Deems, University of Colorado
13 (A) Response of the Alpine Treeline to Climate Change on Pikes Peak — Miroslav Kummel, Colorado College
19 (C) & 20 (A) Pecha Kucha for the Thompson Divide — Slide show and performance by the Pecha Kucha Troop
26 (C) & 27 (A) The Wilderness Act in an Era of Global Climate Change — Greg Aplet, The Wilderness Society
5 (C) & 6 (A) Fire in the Hunter Creek Valley — Jason Sibold, Colorado State University