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Thursday Meadow Market

Vail Village | Willow Bridge Road |  Thursdays | 6/20 – 9/16 | New in 2024 is a weekly Meadow Market on the International Bridge in Vail Village.  Pick up your peaches, meat, dips and then come back Sunday to be ready for the entire week!

Finding Your Inner Botanical Artist

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Dorothy DePaulo and Sharon Garett, Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, Finding Your Inner Botanical Artist: An Introduction to Botanical Art In this one-day workshop we will discuss the definition of botanical art and how it differs from other plant art. We will study plant structures, basic leaf shape, venation, and … Continued

Botanical Preamble

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Emily Griffoul and Nanette Kuich – Botanical Preamble  Emily Griffoul, Conservation Scientist, and Nanette Kuich, Education Director at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, will introduce the science of botany. The morning will be a classroom introduction to botany basics and the afternoon will be spent observing and keying local plants. Please bring … Continued

The Colorado Alpine EcoFlora Project

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Emily Griffoul, Conservation Scientist – An Introduction to the Colorado Alpine EcoFlora Project Are you interested in alpine plants and want to contribute to science? Join Betty Ford Alpine Garden’s Conservation Scientist, Emily Griffoul, for an introduction to the Colorado Alpine EcoFlora Project, a community-science botany project powered by iNaturalist, the … Continued

From the Ashes of Dinosaurs

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens From the Ashes of Dinosaurs – Dinosaur Extinction and the Rise of Modern Birds and Mammals The major extinction event that changed the earth from a world dominated by dinosaurs to one where their descendants, birds and mammals, now rule is remarkably exposed in Colorado. Join Dr. Tyler Lyson, Associate Curator … Continued

Dinosaurs Among Us – Exhibit Opening

Explore the link between birds of today and their extinct ancestors – the dinosaurs. This captivating exhibit highlights the unbroken line between the charismatic dinosaurs that dominated the planet for nearly 170 million years and modern birds. Large-scale illustrations bring to life the connection between ancient dinosaurs and birds of today. At Betty Ford Alpine … Continued

Vail Jazz – Jammin’ Jazz Kids

Jammin’ Jazz Kids offers an engaging and fun learning experience for youngsters through interactive, hands-on activities that teach the fundamentals of jazz and the art of improvisation. Children and their families are invited to a free fun-filled 45-minute program of exploring the fundamentals of jazz music, the 12-bar blues, and playing along with lively music … Continued