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Winter Speaker Series with Rocky Mountain National Park

  • 1000 U.S. 36, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Join us at 2:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month in January, February, March, and April to learn from park staff and other experts as they cover a wide range of topics related to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and the surrounding region. Talks will be held in the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium on the lower lever. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is appreciated. Bring a friend!


January 7 - Wetlands and Why They Matter: The evolving story of elk, moose, wolves, beaver, and willow in Rocky Mountain National Park with Will Deacy, RMNP Landscape Ecologist

January 21 - A World Above: The Amazing Alpine Tundra, with Cynthia Langguth, RMNP Ranger Interpreter and Alpine Visitor Center Supervisor

February 4 - Cultural Conflict & Cultural Solutions: Western vs. Indigenous perspectives at Rocky Mountain National Park, with J. RisingBuffalo Maybee, RMNP District Supervisory Park Ranger (Eastern Division)/Interpretation, Northern Arapaho/Haudenosaunee Onödowáʼga: Nations

February 18 - TBD

March 3 - TBD

March 17 - TBD

April 7 - Double Feature! Rocky Mountain Pika, with Airy Gonzalez Peralta, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Colorado Pika Project: Engaging community science volunteers in pika conservation in Rocky Mountain National Park, with Julie Krajewski, Colorado Conservation Field Manager, Denver Zoological Foundation

April 21 - Dr. Steller's Jay: a Living History presentation done in the person of G.W. Steller, with Pete Devine, former Yosemite Conservancy Education Director (retired)


Check here for more information as speakers are confirmed for upcoming dates!