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High Country Speaker Series

Wildlife in the Rocky Mountains

The 18th Annual High Country Speaker Series presents: Our Public Land: Stories of inspiration and stories of challenge

Join the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center monthly from January - March as we welcome a variety of experts, authors, and practitioners for a conversation about our public lands. Hosted at the Avon Public Library and at Walking Mountains Science Center.

The High Country Speaker Series is a partnership between the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center with the mission of encouraging environmental awareness, inspiring positive relationships with the natural world, and creating thought provoking dialogue in our community through FREE dynamic programming. 

Stay tuned for speaker announcements!


Previous Speakers

Atlas of the National Parks

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 5:30pm
Presenter: Jon Waterman
Location: Walking Mountains Science Center

Jon Waterman 60th Birthday headshotSpeaker Biography: Jonathan Waterman has worked as a wilderness guide, magazine editor, park ranger, but more than anything else, he is a writer and photographer. He is renowned for unprecedented mountaineering ascents, long river descents, and arduous wilderness traverses—such as his solo of the Northwest Passage, winter ascent of Denali’s Cassin Ridge, or source to sea descent of the Colorado River. The National Geographic Society has frequently supported his journeys. His fourteen books include Chasing Denali (Lyons Press, 2018), Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River (National Geographic Books, 2010), and Arctic Crossing (Knopf, 2001). The recognition for his work includes magazine awards, a Special Achievement Award from the National Park Service, a literary fellowship from the National Endowment for the arts, and an Emmy.


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