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2024 Winter Speaker Series
Jan 7, 2024
Join us at 2:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month in January, February, March, and April to learn from park staff and other experts as they cover a wide range of topics related to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and the surrounding region. Talks will be held in the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium on the lower lever. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is appreciated. Bring a friend!
January 7 – Wetlands and Why They Matter: The evolving story of elk, moose, wolves, beaver, and willow in Rocky Mountain National Park with Will Deacy, RMNP Landscape Ecologist
January 21 – A World Above: The Amazing Alpine Tundra, with Cynthia Langguth, RMNP Ranger Interpreter and Alpine Visitor Center Supervisor
February 4 – Cultural Conflict & Cultural Solutions: Western vs. Indigenous perspectives at Rocky Mountain National Park, with J. RisingBuffalo Maybee, RMNP District Supervisory Park Ranger (Eastern Division)/Interpretation, Northern Arapaho/Haudenosaunee Onödowáʼga: Nations
February 18 – RMNP Raptor Protection Program Update, with Jonathan Lewis, RMNP Conservation Biology Program Manager
March 3 – From Molecules to Mountaintops: Conservation Genetics of the White-Tailed Ptarmigan, with Meg Mahoney, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center
March 17 – History of the Artist in Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park, Mikayla Moors, Park Ranger – Interpretation, Rocky Mountain National Park
April 7 – Double Feature! Rocky Mountain Pika, with Airy Gonzalez Peralta, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Colorado Pika Project: Engaging community science volunteers in pika conservation in Rocky Mountain National Park, with Julie Krajewski, Colorado Conservation Field Manager, Denver Zoological Foundation
April 21 – Dr. Steller’s Jay: a Living History presentation done in the person of G.W. Steller, with Pete Devine, previous Yosemite Conservancy Education Director (retired)
Check back for more information as speakers are confirmed for upcoming dates!