News and Events Around Colorado
Events and dates may change, check with Event planners before attending.
Thank you Peter J. Modreski, USGS, Denver, CO, for communicating these events.
Oct. 13-19 is the annual Earth Science Week. I (Pete Modreski) will be leading a geology hike/field trip for the public sometime during or around this week--details TBA.
Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., “Girl Scout Day” at Dinosaur Ridge. An event similar to Scout Day on Sept. 28; more info about this day will be forthcoming.
Sat., Oct. 19, 12 noon-3:30 p.m., Littleton Gem and Mineral Club Silent Auction, at Heritage United Methodist Church [new location], 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton. All are welcome. Seller setup at 11 a.m., silent auction begins at noon, verbal auction at 1 p.m., checkout starts at 3:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 21, 10 a.m., the next in a continuing series of “Everything Dinosaur” talks for the fall season at Dinosaur Ridge will be Talk #6: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs). This sixth talk focuses on tank dinosaurs—the ankylosaurs. “This 12-part public lecture series is meant to introduce visitors and volunteers to the amazing world of dinosaurs! Dinosaur Ridge’s Education Manager, Erin LaCount, delivers fun and educational talks about paleontology all year long. Attend as many as you would like in any order. Registration is $2 per person, per talk.
Location: Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center, 17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO 80401 (west side of Dinosaur Ridge, at Red Rocks Park north entrance). Questions: contact ErinLaCount. For a full list of the scheduled program series see http://dinoridge.org/tours-programs/special-events/
Oct. 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, Physical processes in carbonate sediments: Ooids, mud, hurricanes, and more, by Lizzy Trower, CU Boulder. All are welcome. VIP Room at DMNS.
Thur., Nov. 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Evolution of topography in the southern and Patagonian Andes, by Mark Brandon, Yale. Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium. All are welcome. VIP Room at DMNS.
Fri., Nov. 8, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Colorado Science [Teachers’] Conference for Professional Development, at the Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Expo Hall Aimed mainly at classroom science teachers, anyone may register to attend this conference. There will be more than 100 different presentation sessions and more than 50 commercial and non-profit exhibitors. There is an early registration discount for preregistration made by Oct. 18. The registration fee is $60 through Oct. 18, $75 thereafter, and $20 for students, pre-service and first-year teachers, and retirees ($30 after Oct. 18). Full information and online registration info for the Conference are at: https://coloradoscienceconference.org/ and https://coloradoscienceconference.org/registration .
Tues. Nov. 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, 400 Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects, by Michael Engel (University of Kansas); see https://eeb.ku.edu/michael-s-engel#link3 . VIP Room, all welcome.
Thurs., Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m., Archaeology of Peru’s North Coast: The Moche Culture and Beyond, by
Michele Koons, Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Colorado Scientific Society monthly meeting, Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood; social time at 6:30; all welcome.
Thurs., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Gold: A journey from the Big Bang to the forest of the Amazon, by Dr. Terry Wallace, Director Emeritus, Los Alamos National Laboratory. At the bimonthly meeting of Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter; Berthoud Hall Room 109, Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden. All are welcome.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Nov. 15-17, Gem and Mineral Show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 10-5 Fri. & Sat., 11-4 Sun., 15200 W. 6th Ave., free parking & admission.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Dec. 13-15, Flatirons Gem & Mineral Show, “Rocks & Rails”, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont CO, Main Exhibit Building. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Held in conjunction with the Boulder County Model Railroad Club Show.
Thurs., Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society Annual Meeting, 2019 President’s Address (Tom Casadevall, USGS), and potluck dinner. Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood; all welcome.
Leonardo da Vinci at the Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library: In addition to the Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius exhibit now in progress at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (see https://secure1.dmns.org/leonardo-da-vinci-500-years-of-genius ), there is another excellent exhibit about his work, currently on display at the Lakes Library on the CSM campus. The Machines of Change: The Da Vinci Machines exhibit includes “over 60 authentic reproductions of machines and devices designed by Leonardo DaVinci were created using similar materials, building techniques and tools that Leonardo would have had access to in his time”, plus full-size reproductions of Leonardo’s most famous paintings. The exhibit, free to all visitors, is spaced around the corridors and reading rooms of the main floor of the library. Library hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days, 12 to 6 weekends. They say that the exhibit at CSM will be open until mid-July.
Other Area Geology Club's Meetings
Lake George Gem and Mineral Club - The Club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Lake George Community Center, located on the north side of US Highway 24 on the east edge of town, sharing a building with the county highway shops. In the winter, meeting is at 10:00AM. From April through October, meeting is at 9:00AM, to allow more time for field trips. http://www.lggmclub.org/www.lggmclub.org/
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center, 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs. http://www.csms1936.com
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society, meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30PM in the meeting room, Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W. 16 th (at J St.), Salida. https://rockaholics.org/
Pueblo Rockhounds, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo. http://www.pueblorockhounds.org/
Colorado Mineral Society - General membership meetings start at 7:30 PM on the first Friday of each month, October through May, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at 10th and Garrison in Lakewood. http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org/
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
2019 Hike and Program Schedule
(Bob Hickey, Linda Julia)
See below. Click on image to download a copy.
Contact AHRA at (719)539‐7289 if you would like to sign up for a hike, to request more information, or if you have any questions
Colorado School of Mines