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. These programs are free to attend and no registration is required.

Spring 2020

Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
Broomfield Library - Eisenhower Room
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO
FREE, No registration required

"Colorado Corridors Project: Making Connections for Wildlife" - with Paige Singer

The Colorado Corridors Project, an initiative of Rocky Mountain Wild and Denver Zoo, engages volunteers in wildlife monitoring in the Vail Pass Wildlife Byway - where three wildlife crossing structures have been proposed. In this talk Paige Singer, Conservation Biologist for Rocky Mountain Wild, will explain how this project uses citizen scientists to help maintain remote-triggered cameras and catalog the wildlife captured in photographs and videos. This important data will be used to assess the effectiveness of the proposed structures for reconnecting the Vail Pass Wildlife Byway.

"The Dark Sky Movement in Broomfield" - with George Wolf

When you look up at the sky at night from Broomfield, can you see the Milky Way? If not, why not? George Wolf, an emeritus professor of Astronomy, long-time member of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and local Broomfield resident, will discuss the problem of light pollution, its major causes and costs, and its possible solutions. Learn what other Colorado towns and cities are doing to tackle this issue and how Broomfield could take similar steps to strengthen its protections of our starry skies.

"Self-Drive Safaris in South Africa" - with Chris "Boomer" Petrizzo

Have you dreamed of going on an African safari, but been intimidated by the prices posted by the tour companies, or overwhelmed with decisions about locations, accommodations, and getting around? You can have your own grand adventure that is a rewarding, enjoyable experience, and a lot cheaper than you might think! South Africa has a well-developed infrastructure and some of the best bird and wildlife viewing on the continent. Chris’ photos will take you to Kruger, Kgalagadi, the Garden Route, and many other national parks and reserves, as he covers the practicalities of flights, local transport, sightseeing, and lodging. Chris Petrizzo has photographed wildlife around the world, and probably has a little too much experience arranging his own travel – especially in South Africa. Chris pays for his wildlife habit by helping organizations develop and deliver great training.

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