Naturalist Nights

Each winter, together with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon, ACES invites regional experts to explore and share topics of the natural world through slide shows and discussion.

From January to March, this popular series takes place in Aspen every Thursday evening at 7:00pm, and in Carbondale every Wednesday at 5:30pm, 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 2018 Lineup: 

  • January 
    • 3 & 4 | The Future of Wildness | John Hausdoerffer, Ph.D., Center for Environment & Sustainability, Western State Colorado University
    • 10 & 11 | Ultimate Fisher: The Osprey | Jasmine Finks, Boulder County Parks and Open Space
    • 17th & 18th | "Nature should be free!" Public Claims to Public Lands in the 21st Century | Melanie Armstrong, Ph.D., Master in Environmental Management Program, Western State Colorado University
    • 24 & 25 | Can Rocks Talk? Geology's Story from the Bottom of Glenwood Canyon to the Grottos | Garry Zabel, Colorado Mountain College
    • 31 & Feb 1 | Colorado's Bluebirds and How You Can Help Them | Kevin Corwin, Colorado Bluebird Project - Audobon Society of Greater Denver
  • February
    • 7 & 8 | A Biologist's and Senator's Look at Wolf Recovery and Conservation | Sen. Mike Phillips (Dist. 31, Montana), Turner Endangered Species Fund
    • 14 & 15 | Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Response to Global Change: Climate, Management, and Recovery | Miranda Redmond, Ph.D., Colorado State University
    • 21 & 22 | The Natural History of Colorado | David Anderson, Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    • 28 & Mar 1 | Guarding the World's Finest Guano: A Story of Ecology and Economy | Scott A. Taylor, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • March
    • 7 & 8 | Ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau: What Does the Future Hold? | Jayne Belnap, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey

 Thanks to our 2018 community sponsors for making it possible to film the Naturalist Nights series. To watch past presentations on our YouTube channel, click here.