Near Lyons. Location provided when registered. What is the difference between a planet and a dwarf planet or an asteroid and a comet? Join us to learn more about the objects in our own solar system. Followed by stargazing with telescopes provided by the Longmont Astronomical Society. All ages are welcomed.Maximum Participants: 35
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I grew up on a farm, working the fields and managing livestock. In college, I was introduced to the Colorado mountains by my husband, and we spent many years camping, hiking, backpacking, and exploring Colorado with friends, neighbors, and family. He encouraged my love of birds, flowers, trees, and native edibles, and I learned that I shared his passion for geology and paleontology. I spent 35 years in engineering and management, including work for the NSF, and remain an avid naturalist.
I have lived in places starting with a “C” (Canada, Colorado and California). I have a Ph.D. in Cognitive/Developmental psychology. Most of my research and applications have been concerned with how people and other animals come to know their world and the natural world outside formal education or training. While I have conducted research ad applications in many contexts, much of it was conducted within the context of activity-based science museums. I enjoy being in the Wild.
I grew up in northwestern Ohio. My favorite place was always outside. I have an undergraduate degree in Biology. Living in Colorado has been a great gift, and I need to give back to the community in appreciation for all I have received and experienced. Becoming a volunteer naturalist is the perfect way to meet that need. It combines my curiosity about the natural world, my love for the outdoors, and the opportunity to provide service to those who also call Boulder County home.