Earth Science Lecture Series

Do you want to learn about the natural history of our amazing National Conservation Areas and surrounding landscapes? Do you want to know how the arches, rivers, cliffs, and fossils came to be where they are and what they represent? You're in luck! We're partnering with the Museums of Western Colorado and scientists from all across the country to bring their research and expertise to you right here in the Grand Valley.

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Free to the public every third Thursday of the month, March through October at 5:30pm (special event in May - stay tuned for more details). Come learn about how our amazing backyard landscapes have been shaped and formed by all types of geologic forces. Our list of speakers and topics is out now!


March 21st: Rob Gay, CCA Education Director -  Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs on the Western Slope

April 18th: Eric Eckberg, BLM Geologist - Faults and Metals on the Uncompaghre Plateau

May 16th: Dr. Josh Lively, Professor at University of Illinois (Springfield) - Marine Monsters of Delta County

June 20th: Dr. Julia McHugh, Curator of Paleontology at Dinosaur Journey - Dinosaur Bones Tell a Gruesome Tale

July 18th: Josh Smith, Paleontological Consultant - Navajo Sandstone on the Western Slope

August 15th: Dr. David Noe, Geologist - Mapping the Geology of Delta County

September 19th: Stephanie Lukowski, Curator of Education at the Museums of Western Colorado, Snowmass - Ice Age Life in the Rockies

October 17th: ReBecca Hunt-Foster, Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument - Fossils of Dinosaur National Monument

Check our website and social media soon for more info on each lecture!