Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Events, Conferences, & Opportunities:

  • Through May 2019 Boulder – National Geographic’s Living with Wolves brings you face-to-face with a wolf pack to learn their social structures and dispel myths surrounding these unique creatures. Discover efforts to reintroduce wolves to Colorado. Bring the whole family and howl with the pack. Touch traps and pelts and listen to their voices in this multi-media exhibit presented by the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project. Museum of Boulder
  • Through June 30 Anywhere – Rev Up Electric Vehicles. Sierra Club is launching a nationwide campaign to put more electric vehicles on the road and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Volunteers like you are a key part of making this big campaign a success. It’s easy to help! Look over suggestion on Rev Up FAQ, visit or call your local car dealership, ask about and/or test drive electric vehicles, fill out a brief survey to reflect your experience. Sierra Club
  • Through Dec 2019 Denver – Big Birding Year – a competition among birders, attempting to identify as many species as possible by sight or sound, within a single calendar year and within a specific geographic area. Denver Audubon invites birders of all levels to join in the fun, win prizes, and explore the great birding sites in Denver’s six counties. Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • 5/17 Denver – Pints for Pikas. Join us for an evening of music and beer at Woods Boss Brewing Company. $1 from each pint of sold will benefit our work to monitor the impacts of climate change on the American Pika. Enter our raffle to win an adorable stuffed pika, or Adopt-A-Pika on the spot to take home with you. Music will be provided by Rusty 44. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/18 Denver – Zabiti Circus: a Free Celebration of Barnum. Join us at The Co-op on 1st for the Zabiti Traveling Circus Wagon in the Barnum community! Presented by aerialist group, Rainbow Militia, The Traveling Circus features stilt acrobats, aerial dancers, juggling, and a plot that centers around a Cursed Forest. Within the Cursed Forest reside characters that are built around various threatened and endangered Colorado species – including the gray wolf, Canada lynx, boreal toad, and more. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/18 Winter Park – Colorado Public Lands Day Celebration in Grand County. Join Headwaters Trails Alliance, outdoor industries, federal agencies, outdoor organizations and interest groups of Grand County as we gather to celebrate this new holiday from 1-4 p.m. There will be booths, with information upcoming outdoor summer events, information on where to go for outdoor recreation and to how to you can get involved and give back to the lands that we all love and enjoy. Headwaters Trails Alliance
  • 5/18 Carbondale – CO Public Lands Day Hike. What better way to celebrate your public lands than by hiking with friends? Three years ago, State Senator Kerry Donovan sponsored a bill recognizing the third Saturday in May as Colorado Public Lands Day, and it passed into law! This year will mark the third celebration of what we hope will become a wonderful statewide tradition of honoring and enjoying our public lands. To commemorate this special occasion, Wilderness Workshop and Bristlecone Mountain Sports are partnering to lead a free, public hike on Saturday, May 18, at Perham Creek Trail outside of Carbondale. Wilderness Workshop
  • 5/18 Aurora – Colorado Public Lands Day Fest. Join us for a day of speakers, exciting activities, and chances to connect with organizations that are making a difference in the conservation and public lands protection movement. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to take action to support the CORE Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Joe Neguse and Senator Michael Bennet that aims to protect approximately 400,000 acres of iconic Colorado public lands for future generations; participants will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some prizes, including two soak vouchers to Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Conservation Colorado
  • 5/18 McKenna Peak – McKenna Peak Hike. Explore the adobe badlands and sandstone cliffs of McKenna Peak — a unique landscape in the CORE Act currently making its way through Congress. McKenna Peak would be the first BLM desert wilderness designated in Southwest Colorado. Western Colorado Alliance
  • 5/18 Vail – Spraddle Creek Public Lands Hike. Hike Spraddle Creek, a wilderness addition to Eagles Nest Wilderness Area proposed as part of the CORE Act. Join author, activist, and nature-based coach, Susie Kincade, to explore one of the last roadless areas near Vail and learn more about this exciting bill that will protect 400,000 acres of wilderness, recreation, and habitat in Colorado. Wilderness Workshop
  • 5/18 Brighton – Bird Conservancy’s Annual BBQ for the Birds. Visit with Bird Conservancy staff and learn more about our science, education and land stewardship programs and how to help conserve birds around your home and in your community. Take the MIGRATION CHALLENGE and learn about International Migratory Bird Day—highlighting the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • 5/18 Carbondale – To commemorate Colorado Public Lands Day, Wilderness Workshop and Bristlecone Mountain Sports are partnering to lead a free, public hike on Saturday, May 18, at Perham Creek Trail outside of Carbondale. Wilderness Workshop
  • 5/18-19 Denver – Colfax Marathon. Lace up your running shoes and join us in the Colfax Marathon as we raise awareness and funds for Rocky Mountain Wild. This year our goal is to raise $2,000 to support paid summer internships for our 100 Women for the Wild program. These internships provide emerging female leaders in the STEM fields with valuable experience in field biology, GIS, volunteer management, and communication. Together, we can keep breaking down gender barriers in the sciences. Rocky Mountain Wild
  • 5/20 Denver – Back Off, BP: Rally to Protect the Arctic Refuge. Join Defenders and our allies as we rally outside of BP’s headquarters in Denver to hold their leadership accountable for their impact on the wildlife and habitat of the Arctic Refuge! Defenders of Wildlife
  • 5/28 Westminster – Inclusivity Workshop at the Butterfly Pavilion: Examining Unconscious Bias. This workshop focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace. The session provides an understanding of how bias is formed in our unconscious, and ways we can disrupt the impact of unconscious patterns on both our individual behavior and on organizational behavior. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 5/29 Denver – Happy Hour Foundation. Join Happy Hour Foundation at Diebolt Brewing Company for a casual happy hour to do good in your community! For every drink you buy, Diebolt Brewing will donate $1 – but you have to choose which of the non-profits gets that dollar. One of the organizations is Rocky Mountain Wild. Happy Hour Foundation
  • 5/31 Denver – Rebel with a Cause. We are proud to honor this year’s Rebels for their leadership and unique approaches to safeguarding our environment. Rose Marcario has been the driving force behind Patagonia’s activism, using the company’s platform, power, and profits to elevate the conversation around the environment. Senator Rosen won a tough election in 2018 and made renewable energy a top issue in her campaign. Senator Tester was reelected by his constituents in 2018 and is known for his focus on public lands, and using those lands wisely to drive renewable energy as part of a diverse energy portfolio for Montana. Conservation Colorado
  • 5/31-6/3 Bears Ears National Monument – Join us for an unsurpassed 4-day Bears Ears backcountry bike tour! Our route begins below the 8,000 foot Bears Ears Pass, surrounded by ponderosa pine, and follows Elk Ridge, the backbone between the Abajo Mountains and the Colorado River. We’ll explore secluded canyons, rich in cultural history of the ancestral Puebloan people, searching for ancient rock art and cliff dwellings. Climate Ride
  • 6/2 Lafayette – Beginning birders are invited to experience the fun and discovery of birdwatching at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve on the north side of Waneka Lake. Knowledgeable birdwatchers will be on hand every Sunday with binoculars, spotting scopes and learning activities for all ages to bring the world of birds alive. “Birds” is a verb…come out and “bird” with other enthusiasts. Youth must be accompanied by adults; suitable for all ages. City of Lafayette Open Space
  • 6/6 Denver – Best for Colorado, a program of The Alliance Center, invites you to an evening of celebration and inspiration with the companies and leaders who have committed to using business as a force for good. Come join The Alliance Center, B Lab and our coalition of Best for Colorado partners for an evening with the companies and leaders who are distinguished to be the best FOR Colorado. We’ll celebrate our 2018-19 Best for Colorado challenge honorees and participants. The Alliance Center
  • 6/7 Westminster – Science Talk & Book Signing with Dr. Nick Haddad: The Last Butterflies. Dr. Nick Haddad tells the fascinating, personal stories of six of the world’s rarest butterflies and the scientists who are fighting to protect them. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 6/7-9 Boulder, Lyons, Longmont – Nature Photography for the Enthusiastic Amateur. Two award-winning amateur nature photographers, each with 10 years of trial and error experience in digital photography and post-processing, will share what they have learned with you. This course is geared toward DSLR camera users who are ready to move past the camera’s “auto” settings and want to enhance their photos using computer post-processing. The class will begin with an evening discussion on the technical aspects of photography with an emphasis on how to achieve your goals. The next day, we’ll practice taking photos in the field during an outdoor workshop. On the third day, a longer indoor session will allow time to critique the previous day’s photos and learn a few basics of post-processing. Boulder County Nature Association
  • 6/7-9 Evanston, WY – Wyoming Bioblitz. The Wyoming BioBlitz is a free, one-of-a-kind opportunity for families, students, and all nature-lovers to learn about plants and wildlife and help scientists survey them. During this weekend-long event, participants will team up with biologists to search for and document as many plants and animals as possible within Bear River State Park. Audubon
  • 6/8 Denver – Safe Summer Kick Off on Get Outdoors Day. Get Outdoors Day Colorado and SouthWest Denver Coalition are joining forces to host Safe Summer Kick Off on Get Outdoors Day (SSKO GO), Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Garfield Lake Park from 10am to 3pm. This free, family-friendly event is designed to promote access to healthy and safe outdoor spaces, support under-resourced communities, and celebrate nature exploration. Metro Denver Nature Alliance
  • 6/18 Denver – Elevate Conservation: Outdoors for All. Join us to foster and maintain the integral roles that conservation, climate change mitigation, sound public lands policies, and equity play in supporting a successful outdoor industry. We’ll honor the intersection of outdoor recreation and conservation, celebrate the ways we already work together, challenge ourselves to do more, and acknowledge how equitable policies are good for us all. Elevate Conservation
  • 6/24-25 Arvada – Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action). Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action) is a gathering for thought-provoking discussions and solutions-based recommendations for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Denver Environmental-based Nonprofits. IDEAS for Action will bring together leaders and key stakeholders and will feature a mix of planned and open space conference sessions intended to help Metro Denver organization build diverse workplaces and increase community impact. Butterfly Pavilion
  • 6/25 Denver – Volcanoes: Fire and Creation screening. Marvel at one of nature’s most breathtaking shows as you explore molten worlds and exploding craters across the globe in the IMAX film Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation. Go to the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia and the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii. After the film, John Sanderson, director of science with The Nature Conservancy Colorado (TNC), will discuss TNC’s work in volcanic areas and Colorado’s geological history. Coffee and dessert follow the presentation, featuring a display volcanic specimens from the Museum’s earth sciences collection. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 6/26 Aspen – Wild Feast to benefit Wilderness Workshop. We cordially invite you to Wilderness Workshop’s annual fundraiser at the Caribou Club in Aspen, which raises critical support for our programs to preserve public lands, on Wednesday, June 26. This year we are celebrating conservation, diversity, and inclusivity on public lands. Wilderness Workshop
  • 7/7 Lafayette – Beginning birders are invited to experience the fun and discovery of birdwatching at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve on the north side of Waneka Lake. Knowledgeable birdwatchers will be on hand every Sunday with binoculars, spotting scopes and learning activities for all ages to bring the world of birds alive. “Birds” is a verb…come out and “bird” with other enthusiasts. Youth must be accompanied by adults; suitable for all ages. City of Lafayette Open Space

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