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2024 Winter Speaker Series

Jan 7, 2024

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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, so please bring a friend!

Advance registration is appreciated and helps ensure we have enough seats for everyone.

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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 – Art in the Park: Then & Now, Mikayla Moors, Artist-in-Residence Intern and Winter Naturalist, Rocky Mountain Conservancy/Rocky Mountain National Park

April 7 – Double Feature! The American Pika as the Canary in the Coal Mine: Biology, Ecology, and Conservation Status, 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)

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