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Science Connections at The Old Gallery

Sep 13, 2024

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Join us for a series of informal, natural science-based talks highlighting the Rocky Mountain National Park region!

Connecting the public with specialty science, local research, current events, and fascinating creatures, Rocky Mountain Conservancy is eager to collaborate with the Old Gallery to present Science Connections. An extension of the Conservancy’s Field Institute, this speaker series connects expert scientists, historians, and naturalists to the community, bringing high level research to the public in an approachable and comfortable setting. These neighborhood discussions, held on the second Thursday of the month (June – September) will allow time for questions and discussion after the presentation.

These programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited! Should we run out of room, priority will be given to those who have registered in advance.

Register via Eventbrite: Click here to register!

June 13: Rise of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, presented by Magell Candelaria

July 11: Search and Rescue and the Epidemiology of back-country day use in Rocky Mountain National Park, presented by JT Lambert

Rocky Mountain National Park is a vast and extreme landscape, with a stark beauty that attracts millions each year. Unfortunately, not everyone who visits is prepared for the wild and changing conditions. Each year, hundreds of park visitors require Search and Rescue assistance, and thousands more minor incidents or close calls go unrecorded. Learn how our 2024 Bailey Research Fellow, JT Lambert, will leverage on-the-ground data collection at some of Rocky’s most popular trailheads to help park staff develop additional strategies to keep park visitors safe in the back-country.

August 8: Amazing Black Bears of Rocky Mountain National Park, presented by Rachel and Andy Ames

September 12: Alpine Wildflower Phenology in a Changing World, presented by Jax Maldonado

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