Wildflower Hikes with 1% for Open Space

Do more than just identify the wildflowers! Learn, discover, explore and create in 1% for Open Space’s wildflower hike offerings during the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.

WILDFLOWERS & SCIENCE EXTRAVAGANZA! 
Choose one or both of the Wildflowers & Science Extravaganzas! Snodgrass: Saturday, July 15. Gothic / Gunsight / Kochevar: Saturday, August 12, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Discover what scientists at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory are studying! RMBL scientists use wildflowers to understand a range of topics, including pollination dynamics, genetics, climate change, and impacts of invasive species. Join RMBL scientists and 1% for Open Space Executive Director Molly Murfee in any of these full day immersions roaming through various research sites to learn about current research being conducted live on these lands; open space preservation as a key to understanding our physical world; and how these two organizations work together on land conservation for scientific research.

As topics and scientists vary for each Extravaganza, join us for one or both! At least two separate topics by two different scientists are covered in each Extravaganza. Tuition is $120 per Extravaganza with a gourmet sack lunch included. A portion of this workshop’s tuition helps support the work of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and 1% for Open Space.

Snodgrass: Saturday, July 15, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Topic Range: pollination dynamics, watersheds, climatic data gathering, entomology
Registration: https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=748&cid=361

Gothic / Gunsight / Kochevar: Saturday, August 12, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Topic Range: pollination dynamics, invasive species, mutualism, climate change, evolution, stream ecology
Registration: https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=694&cid=374


Indulge in the acts of noticing, visual art and writing in Conversations in Wildflowers Saturday, July 8

CONVERSATIONS IN WILDFLOWERS: A CREATIVE INVESTIGATION & WALK

Indulge in the act of pausing to be fully present in nature. Engage in a conversation with the earth through all of your senses. Connect. Collaborate. Harmonize. Local artist and Certified Nature Connected Coach, Ivy Walker, is joined by writer and executive director of 1% for Open Space Molly Murfee, in a series of visual, written and sensory exercises to really sink in and deepen your unique relationship with the land. Tap into your nature-inspired creativity through reflecting, journaling, and making art with the land, rather than always moving swiftly through it. Use the natural history of wildflowers, site-specific sculpture artists (such as Andy Goldsworthy), environmental writers (such as Terry Tempest Williams), and the inherent metaphor of nature as your muses.

Saturday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and tuition is $60.
Registration: https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=521&cid=365

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