Each winter WW partners with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Roaring Fork Audubon to co-host the popular Naturalist Nights speaker series. Topics range from wildlife biology to geology, from climate science to environmental policy.
Here is our past 2019-20 winter schedule (check back in December for our 2021 schedule):
Wednesdays at Third Street Center, Carbondale at 6:00 pm
Thursdays at ACES – Hallam Lake, Aspen at 6:00 pm.
8 & 9 Divas in the Treetops: When and Why Do Female Birds Sing?
Lauryn Benedict, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
15 & 16 Denizens of the Alpine: Breeding Site Selection and Winter Movements of Brown-capped Rosy-Finches
Amy Seglund, Colorado Parks and Wildlife & Aaron Yappert, Wildlife Biologist
22 & 23 Disappearing Elk: Loving Our Wild Places to Death
Paul Millhouser, Rocky Mountain Wild
29 & 30 Maintaining CATCHments, Not waterSHEDS: the Effects of Wildfire
Liz Schnackenberg, U.S. Forest Service
5 & 6 Too Hot to Trot? Pika Ecology in a Time of Global Change
Johanna Varner, Ph.D., Colorado Mesa University
12 & 13 Feral Horses in the Western USA; Politics, Controversy, and Science
Kate Schoenecker, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey
19 & 20 No Boundaries for Birds: Saving Tropical Birds in the Roaring Fork Valley
Nic Korte, Grand Valley Audubon Society
26 & 27 Border Wall Impacts on Wildlife, Wilderness and Communities: A View from Both Sides of the Border (bilingual presentation)
Myles Traphagen, Wildlands Network & Mirna Manteca, Profauna
4 & 5 Snowmelt to Streamflow – Vulnerability of Mountain Rivers to Climate and Forest Change
Rosemary W. Carroll Ph.D., Desert Research Institute
11 & 12 The March 2019 Avalanche Cycle – One for the History Books
Kelly Elder, Ph.D., U.S. Forest Service & Brian Lazar, Colorado Avalanche Information Center