Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy are partnering to offer exciting learning opportunities focused on the park this winter and spring.
The public is invited to an ongoing speaker series with topics covering wildlife, history, culture, ecosystems, and a broad variety of ongoing research in Rocky. Dates for the Sunday afternoon speaker series are Jan 21st, Feb 4th and 18th, March 3rd and 17th, and April 7th and 21st. Programs begin at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium and are free and open to the public. Advance registration is appreciated through the Conservancy’s Eventbrite page.
Previous RMNP and Conservancy speaker series were well-attended and held in Estes Park and Lyons at local distilleries to help bring science and environmental topics into the community in relaxed and informal settings. The current program responds to feedback requesting easier parking and better audio-visual support and acoustics for the presenters and audience.
Rich Fedorchak, former chief of interpretation and education at RMNP and currently secretary of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy board of directors, said these programs are wonderful opportunities for people to reconnect with the park.
“When you go, you learn about so many things; some topics you may have heard a little about and some topics that are brand new,” Fedorchak said. “It’s removing a veil between the public and Rocky through information on research, and human and natural history.”