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History and Botanical Knowledge of the Native Utes

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Lynn Albers, Paleobotanist – History and Botanical Knowledge of the Native Utes Join local ethnobotanist, Lynn Albers, as she discusses the Ute peoples and their use of Colorado flora.  The Utes, or Nuche as they call themselves, were the historic indigenous peoples who lived in the Colorado High Country.  Lynn’s discussion … Continued

What Did the Dinosaurs Eat?

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Dr. Gussie Maccracken, Denver Museum of Nature and Science – What Did the Dinosaurs Eat? Dr. Maccracken studies fossil plants and their ecological interactions in deep time. She focuses on reconstructing ancient landscapes during the Late Cretaceous (Age of the Dinosaurs), across the Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction, and into the first million … Continued

Exploring the South Island of New Zealand

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Rowan Nygaard, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Longwood Gardens Exploring the South Island of New Zealand: Botany in Te Waka a Maui  This lecture will highlight the journey of an amateur botanist throughout much of the South Island of New Zealand. From subalpine scree to temperate rainforest, explore the fascinating plant … Continued

Dinosaurs of Eagle County

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Billy Doran, Executive Director, Museum at Dinosaur Junction – Dinosaurs of Eagle County Executive Director of The Museum at Dinosaur Junction, Billy Doran, will introduce participants to the world of dinosaurs, focusing on those that inhabited Eagle County in the Mesozoic  

Ethical Leadership Forum

The Ethical Leadership Forum is a collaborative event that brings together emerging and experienced leaders across sectors—education, non-profit, business, government, philanthropy, media, and more—to learn, share and grow their unique and interconnected ways of advancing ethical leadership.Join us for several inspiring sessions including a keynote speaker and this year’s business discussion: “Better Business Through Ethical … Continued

Making Waves in the Outdoors; a Female Perspective

The Gore Range Gravity Alliance, a local non-profit providing outdoor education for women, is hosting this event to raise the voices and experiences of women in the outdoor community. Be inspired by a panel discussion with women who’ve made an impact in the outdoors. A social hour with refreshments inviting women-owned local and/or outdoor related … Continued