Promoting education and outreach about public lands is an invaluable tool to help citizens understand how they can play a role in conserving our shared natural assets. Wilderness Workshop offers several educational and outreach programs to improve public understanding of our local geography, ecology, and administration of public lands. Through educational outreach, we empower our members, the public, the media and elected officials to effectively weigh in for wildlands protection.
Throughout the year we offer educational lectures, films, and panel discussions. Check our events page for upcoming opportunities. Additionally, we offer several staple programs to promote education:
Each summer we organize an extensive series of hikes in areas we are working to protect.
Each year we offer residencies to visiting artists to create works inspired by the lands we’re working to protect.
We co-present this popular free winter speaker series in Carbondale and Aspen.
We diligently monitor the quality of surrounding air, water, and vegetation.
Our newest outreach program, Defiende strives to engage and include the Latino community in public lands education and stewardship.
Each summer we offer 4-5 restoration projects. We enlist volunteers to re-plant decommissioned forest roads, pull invasive weeds, remove old barb wire, repair wilderness trails and restore wetlands among other work. The purpose is to repair ecological damage to local public lands caused by past human activities, and inspire and engage Roaring Fork Valley residents in stewardship of their public lands.
“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”