Open Space Speaker Series

Show your support for Broomfield Open Space and learn more about trends, local wildlife, and opportunities to increase your enjoyment of open space. This event is sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation and the
City and County of Broomfield Open Space and Trails Department.

Fall 2019

Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
Broomfield Library - Eisenhower Room
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO

"Birding to the North Pole" - with Bill Schmoker of PolarTREC

In August 2015, Bill Schmoker embarked on the US Arctic GEOTRACES Expedition as a PolarTREC teacher for a 65-day voyage. Join Bill as he recounts the unusual birding opportunities he was afforded on this journey, along with
other wildlife and natural phenomena he experienced. Bill is a middle school science teacher and an instructor for the American Birding Association, National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, and Boulder County Nature Association.

"Mountain Lions in the Front Range" - with Mat Alldredge of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Mat Alldredge, a Mammal Biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, discusses his research on mountain lion behavior in Colorado’s front range. In this talk, Alldredge will review the historical management of lions in Colorado and the US, how these practices led to our current management and struggles that we face today, and conclude with a summary of what we all can do to coexist with lions across these human-dominated landscapes.

"Geo-Sapiens: The Earth-Wise Human" - with Martin Ogle of Entrepreneurial Earth

How do new scientific understandings of Earth as a living system intersect with cultural understandings of human
society as a seamless continuum of that life? Bringing a 34-year career as a naturalist, Earth scientist and storyteller, Martin Ogle explores this question and suggests ways to see ourselves as “Geo sapiens." Ogle discusses the implications for sustainability practices and concludes with new perspectives on entrepreneurship and human creativity that emerge from our new identity as Earth-wise humans.

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