Naturalist Nights

Naturalist Nights is going virtual in 2021! 

Each winter, ACES partners with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon to co-host the popular Naturalist Nights speaker series. While we won’t be able to provide the traditional tea and cookies for this winter’s virtual series, we’re still bringing a great line-up of experts to explore topics of the natural world with our community. This year’s modified Naturalist Nights series will include five presentations, plus a Spanish translation for each.

January 7

Community Science in the Age of #SocialDistancing: How We Can Still Advance Ornithological Science Even During the Pandemic
Ted Floyd – Editor of Birding magazine, American Birding Association
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January 21

Merging Traditional and Modern Growing Methods for Food Sustainability
Susan Sekaquaptewa – Assistant Agricultural Agent, Hopi Tribe. University of Arizona Extension
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February 4

Sharing the Same Slope: Can Canada lynx and Winter Recreation Coexist?
Lucretia Olson – Ecologist, US Forest Service
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February 18

Forest Bathing in Your Own Wild Home
Melanie Choukas-Bradley – Certified Forest Bathing Guide
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March 4

Colorado’s Record-setting 2020 Fire Season in the Context of the Past 6000 Years
Philip Higuera – Associate Professor of Fire Ecology
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Past speakers:

Winter 2020


Winter 2019

Winter 2018

Winter 2017

Winter 2016

Winter 2015

Winter 2014

Winter 2012