The Broomfield Opens Space Foundation is happy to announce our first three Speaker Series Events of 2019. The Speaker Series was created in 2010 with the mission of sharing in-depth information with our Members and Community, to enhance the experience and knowledge of our Open Spaces ad Wildlife while increasing participants’ enjoyment. The Speaker Series is sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation and the City and County of Broomfield Open Space and Trails Department and is a free event for all Members and Community Residents. The Speaker Series is held Wednesdays at 7pm at the Broomfield Library at 3 Community Park Road.
The 2019 Speaker Series Kicks off February 6th featuring “Ferruginous Hawks of the West: Raptors, Rodenticides, and People” Ariana Dickson from Boise State University will talk about how rodent poisons are threatening raptor populations globally, and how her research team is looking for ways to monitor exposure and mitigate their potential impacts.
On March 6th The Speaker Series will host a discussion on “Pikas in Peril: Engaging Colorado Citizens in Pika Conservation” For nearly 8 years, the Front Range Pika Project, co-directed by the Denver Zoo and Rocky Mountain Wild, has engaged Coloradoans in citizen science research on the impacts of climate change on the distribution and habitat characteristics of the American Pika. Erica Garroutte the Conservation Outreach Coordinator for the Denver Zoo will lead a discussion on lessons earned on how to develop and implement collaborative citizen science programs that support management needs.
On April 3rd The Speaker Series will host “What’s the Buzz? Research at the Rattlesnake-Human Interface” Marry Ann Bonnell the Visitor Service Manager for Jefferson County Open Space will guide us through the latest rattlesnake research and what it means for your safety in the Front Range of Colorado.