Each winter, together with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon, ACES invites regional experts to explore and share topics of the natural world through slideshows and discussion.
From January to March, this popular series takes place in Aspen every Thursday evening at 6:00pm providing an educational activity for visitors and locals alike. Tea donated by Two Leaves Tea Company and Paradise Bakery cookies or Sweet Coloradough Donuts are offered.
Naturalist Nights 2019 Lineup:
January 3rd TBD
January 10th | Close-up Stories From The Trinidad Rainforest | Ray Mendez, Work as Play
January 17th | Brown-capped Rosy-Finch: The Fate of a Chionophile in a Warming World| Luke George, Ph.D., Bird Consercancy of the Rockies
January 24th | Greater Sandhill Cranes in Colorado's High Country | Van K. Graham, Retired Terrestrial Wildlife Biologist
January 31st | Wildfire: From CATCH-ment, to water-SHED, to CATCH-ment | Liz Schnackenberg, United States Forest Service
February 7th | Aspen Ecology: Drought Induced Mortality | Bill Anderegg, Ph.D. University of Utah
February 14th | Innovative Tolls for Securing Water for People & Nature | Aaron Derwingson, The Nature Conservancy
February 21st | The Deep History of Pueblo People| Mark Varien, Ph.D., Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
February 28th | Colorado's Snowpack: Adventures in Monitoring and What It Means for Our Water Supply | Gigi A. Richard, Ph.D., Ft. Lewis College
March 7th | How the Changing Climate is Affecting Wildflowers and Pollinators in the Colorado Rocky Mountains | David W. Inouye, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Thanks to last year's 2018 community sponsors for making it possible to film the Naturalist Nights series.
To watch past presentations on our YouTube channel, click here.
**Photo courtesy of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.
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