Forests to Faucets Teacher Workshop: My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains
Jun
5
to Jun 6

Forests to Faucets Teacher Workshop: My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains

A two-day workshop for teachers who want to learn watershed science and the model lessons using the My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains teacher guide, children's book, and kit. Learn more at our webpage.

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Contact amanda@mountainstudies.org with questions. Hope to see you there!

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Watershed Writer's Workshop
Apr
6
1:30 PM13:30

Watershed Writer's Workshop

Jonathan Thompson, an award-winning investigative environmental journalist, recently published his book River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster. Born, raised, and deeply rooted to the region, Thompson has partnered with Torrey House Press, Mountain Studies Institute, and San Juan Citizens Alliance to offer a Durango writing workshop for youth and adults in the Animas River Watershed. 

This workshop will offer a unique and valuable opportunity for local writers of all ages to connect to one another and to receive tools, feedback, and guidance from professionals. Writers will respond to the theme “Writing Place: The Animas River Region,” and will submit their initial short story, poems, or essay no later than June 15 to receive feedback from Thompson and Allen during the workshop. Writing can address the meaning or experiences of home in the region, the responsibility of being an upstream or downstream neighbor, or another creative take on the prompt. Participants will have the opportunity to share a final piece at the 2018 Innovation Expo kick-off event on Tuesday August 28 in Silverton, Colorado. 

* Adult workshop price includes lunch, River of Lost Souls book, and a Maria’s Bookshop mug

REGISTER AT: https://msi.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=96&

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Join MSI at the Animas High School Chemistry Exhibition
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Join MSI at the Animas High School Chemistry Exhibition

The Animas High School Chemistry students, in partnership with Mountain Studies Institute, welcome the public to join them for their Exhibition at the Powerhouse Science Center. Students will be displaying and welcoming feedback on their conceptual designs and prototypes of educational exhibits. The students hope these exhibits can inspire the educational space that will be constructed as part of the future Administration Building at the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. 

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Jack Frost Celebration & Honoring of 15 years
Dec
14
4:30 PM16:30

Jack Frost Celebration & Honoring of 15 years

Join us to celebrate 15 years of research and education in the San Juan Mountains. In the meantime follow our 15 stories for our 15 years. 

 

Together, let's:

  • thank partners and supporters
  • celebrate science, learning, and MSI's favorites stories 
  • launch the next 15 years together

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017 4:30-6:30pm
At "R Space" - 734 E. 2nd Ave
*libations and light appetizers will be served

RSVP by December 12 TO DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN A PRIZE
FOR INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, click the RSVP Button below

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Sharing Stories Across the Watershed
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Sharing Stories Across the Watershed

Three Diné speakers will share their perspectives about the importance of the Animas-San Juan river system to Navajo health, farming, and cultural practices.  Dr. Karletta Chief (Univ of AZ) will speak about the collaborative research partnership to monitor the San Juan River.  Duane “Chili” Yazzie (President, Shiprock Chapter) will describe the importance of subsistence farming to Diné communities. Janene Yazzie (Tó Bei Nihi Dziil organizer) will discuss efforts to organize tribal youth and community members around issues of water sovereignty.

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Bioclimate Mapping Workshop
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Bioclimate Mapping Workshop

Where:  Durango Rec. Center, Durango, CO 81301

Join us for presentations on Bioclimate models and change projections to inform forest adaptation in Southwestern Colorado.  Forest adaptation strategies can help reduce anticipated impacts of climate change and increase the likelihood of maintaining forest cover into the future.  Bioclimate models provide spatially explicit projections of impacts to tree species that can be used to guide adaptation at landscape and project scales. 

For more information, visit http://www.mountainstudies.org/bioclimate

Contact Priscilla@mountainstudies.org or 970-387-5161 with questions

 Please register at Bioclimate Workshop

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Connecting for Conservation: mini-workshop
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Connecting for Conservation: mini-workshop

Join us November 1 for a mini-workshop that builds upon the success of the original C4C to offer opportunities for the growth and improvement of existing partnerships, and encourage a broader dialogue about the greatest potential and impact of collaborative conservation efforts. This mini-workshop will lay the groundwork for a larger, more in-depth workshop next spring (2018). 

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Climate Change in the Upper Dolores - Trout or Drought
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Climate Change in the Upper Dolores - Trout or Drought

Where: Room 130 in Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College, Durango CO

Join Trout Unlimited and Mountain Studies Institue for a presentation and conversation about potential climate change impacts on trout habitat and populations in the Dolores River. Partners from both organizations will present findings from a recent coldwater-fisheries adaptive management framework and answer questions from stakeholders.

Contact page@mountainstudies.org with questions. 

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Discovery Center Open House
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Discovery Center Open House

Mountain Studies Institute invites the community to an open house celebrating the new Mountain Discovery Center! This family friendly event will feature fun activities, light refreshments, and the opportunity to check out the Discovery Center’s exhibits. MSI staff will be on hand to answer questions about the hydrology and natural history of the San Juan Mountains. Tuesday, July 11th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Mountain Discovery Center, 114 East 12th Street. Learn more about the Mountain Discovery Center here.

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San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference in Ouray, CO
May
23
to May 24

San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference in Ouray, CO

This year's San Juan Mining Conference will take place in Ouray, CO on May 25th - May 26th. The theme will be address Measuring Success, Innovation, and the Future.  The conference is currently soliciting abstracts for presentations, posters, & roundtable discussions; Deadline is March 15th. More information:  www.mountainstudies.org/sjmrc

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Wildfire Movie Night
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Wildfire Movie Night

Wildfire Season is here. Is Pagosa Springs prepared? Join representatives of the Colorado State Forest Service, FireWise of Southwest Colorado, San Juan Headwaters Forest Health partnership, and the United States Forest Service at the Liberty Movie Theatre in Pagosa Springs for a Movie Night and panel discussion all about wildfire.

This evening will include short films from across the country, conversation, and door prizes. Come learn, have fun, and discuss how we can make Pagosa Springs more prepared. The evening is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm as part of Wildfire Awareness Week.

 

 

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