July 2019 Newsletter

the power of PLACE

Audacity of Hope

The phrase “climate change” evokes a range of responses.  For many climate change is a defining challenge; will our society be able to maintain the ecosystem services that underlie food, water, and human health?  For others, the words invoke confusion, disagreement, or even weariness.

Ian Billick - Director RMBL

Ian Billick | PhD
Executive Director, RMBL

sciencestories

Wissinger lab scientists sampling in the field

Scott Wissinger Ph.D.

Caddisflies on the Move

When you think of climate change, it’s likely you picture glaciers melting in the arctic, or massive wildfires scorching California hillsides. You probably don’t consider the thousands of little ponds tucked away in the Colorado Rockies, many of which can be found just up the Gothic Valley. But for freshwater ecologist Dr. Scott Wissinger, the relationship between climate change and high alpine ponds has culminated in thirty plus years of research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL).

events
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Art Event

SCIENCE & ART. We invite all of the RMBL community to create and share artwork that reflects our experiences in our surrounding ecosystem. Join us for the 5th annual Gothic Community Art Event, where we will showcase art pieces at a gallery reception in the billy barr community center, Saturday August 3rd 2019 starting at […]

7:30 pm billy barr community center

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Butterflies of Gothic Science Tour

Summer Science Tours for Adults (and children over the age of 12 with an adult) Enjoy a beautiful morning outdoors!  We invite you to explore the world of field scientists and learn how they use the Gunnison Valley to understand our world.  You will step into the shoes of scientists to learn about their field […]

9:00 am Gothic Visitor Center

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Pollinators of Gothic Science Tour

Summer Science Tours for Adults (and children over the age of 12 with an adult) Enjoy a beautiful morning outdoors!  We invite you to explore the world of field scientists and learn how they use the Gunnison Valley to understand our world.  You will step into the shoes of scientists to learn about their field […]

9:00 am Gothic Visitor Center

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Geology Van Tour

Travel through time without a time machine! On your van tour, you will explore the beautiful landscapes around Crested Butte while learning about the last 2 billion years of Earth’s history. The area around Crested Butte is geologically fascinating, featuring some of the most diverse geology and distinctive landscapes in the entire state of Colorado. […]

10:00 am Crested Butte 4-Way Stop

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Historic Preservation Dinner

Historic Preservation Dinner

4:30 pm billy barr community center