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.
Fall 2021 Speaker Series
Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
All of the presentations will be held in person at the Broomfield Community Center as well as via Zoom Webinar.
Dial in by Phone: 877 853 5247
Webinar ID: 821 2515 5838
“The Power of Place: Conservation, Connection, and Community” with Jim Peterson
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, people are migrating outdoors in record numbers, flocking to parks, trails and other public lands for respite, recreation and restoration. Over the last 40 years, The Trust for Public Land has helped create and protect some of the state’s most iconic public lands, from neighborhood parks to national parks, and worked with local communities to generate over $4 billion in public funding for parks, trails and open space. Come learn about some of the latest projects, including the creation of Colorado’s newest state park, and hear what the organization is doing to help ensure everyone in Colorado lives within a 10-minute walk of a great park. Jim is the Colorado & Southwest Region director for The Trust for Public Land, where he works to create parks and protect land for people across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. Jim, who lives in Denver, Colorado, is an avid trail runner, peak bagger and avowed mountain bushwhacker.
December 1 at the Broomfield Auditorium
Insight Series: Film Screening, Only the Earth and the Mountains and Panel Discussion
Only the Earth and the Mountains by filmmaker Elleni Sclavenitis interrogates the narrative of settler colonialism in the American West by white pioneers and its implications to society today by examining the repercussions of the Sand Creek Massacre, in which more than 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho people were murdered by U.S. Cavalry troops on November 29, 1864. In speaking to the survivors’ descendants, it becomes clear that this event is a living, perpetual loss—one that should not be forgotten.
After the thirty minute film, stay for a panel discussion with members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne nations.
Presented by Creative Broomfield, the City and County of Broomfield Open Space and Trails, and the Broomfield Open Space Foundation.
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