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April 8-9, 2013 Annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Conference

 Celebrating The Rockies Project’s Tenth Year!

Conservation in the Rockies:
Issues of Citizen Science, Water Friendly Futures and Winter Recreation

 Monday  April 8
Citizen Science in the Rockies:
Outdoor Adventure Strengthening Knowledge of Nature

7:30 – 9:00 PM
Richard F. Celeste South Theater
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center

  • Moderator: J. Thomas McMurray, Ph.D., independent investor, co-founder of non-profits: Marine Venture Foundation, Ocean Foundation  and Blue Cloud Spatial
    • Carson McMurray ’12, “Uses of Citizen Science on the 2012 Down the Colorado Expedition – Blue Cloud Mapping Effort”
    • Talk and presentation by Scott Loarie, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, Calif.
      • On crowd-sourced “citizen-science” data, “Can Social Networks Save Biodiversity?”
    • Talk and presentation by Brendan Weiner, program director, Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation, Bozeman, Mont.
      • On pairing adventurers and science, “Turning to Adventure Athletes for Data Collection”
  • Questions and Answers
  • Refreshments and Conversation

Tuesday April 9
Outdoor Recreation and the Winter Olympics:
Companion or Threat to the Rockies?

7:30 – 9:00 PM
Richard F. Celeste South Theater
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center

  • Rockies Project Introduction and 2013 Rockies Report CardUnveiling
    • Project Student Researchers share their research
  • Rockies Award Recognition
    • President Jill Tiefenthaler, presenting citation to the 2012-13 Colorado College Champion of the Rockies:
      • The Honorable Richard Lamm, 3 term Former Governor of Colorado
  • Keynote Talk by Gov. Lamm
    • “Early Colorado Environmental Movement and the 1976 Winter Olympics Controversy”
  • Ceil Folz, President and CEO, Vail Valley Foundation
    • “Major Events … Bringing the World to Colorado and Colorado to the World: Vail Resorts Hosting of February 2015 World Cup Ski Championships”
  • Questions and Answers
  • Refreshments and Conversation

Video of the April 9th, 2013 conference with former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm and President of the Vail Valley Foundation Ceil Folz:

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