Lectures and Presentations

Birds of Prey with Hawk Quest

Lectures and Presentations
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Discover the importance of different raptor species, their specially-adapted tools and their role in our ecosystems. We will bring an eagle, hawk, owl, and falcon. No registration required.

Great Summer Reading / Lectura chida del verano

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Share your favorite books of the summer with other neighborhood teens. They might want to read them as well.
Registration required.

Comparte tus libros favoritos del verano con otros jovenes del barrio.
Deberás inscribirte para participar.

This Is Your Brain on Dance

Lectures and Presentations
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about the hidden cognitive health benefits of dance, movement and the importance of the mind-body connection. Discover how your brain is activated when you move and even try out a few "moves" yourself at this fun and interactive program taught by the Alzheimer's Association and local dance artist, Lisza Gulyas.

Active Minds: Water in Colorado

Lectures and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Water may become the most disputed natural resource of the 21st century. Population growth, climate change, urbanization and other factors have put increasing pressure on a finite resource. The legal right to divert and use water in Colorado has been debated, legislated and litigated since before statehood in 1876. Learn about our water history, the current challenges, including the drought in California, and what the future holds for our use of this precious resource.

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Eric & Angelyne, the Amazing DEAF Cattle Dog

Lectures and Presentations
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Meet Eric & Angelyne, a unique and inspirational team. Their story offers a passionate perspective on resilience, compassion and building character. Their presentation will warm your heart, mind and soul. No registration required.

Active Minds: Denver History

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room

Come learn the stories of the Mile High City. You will learn how our city was founded and the roles played by William Larimer, John Evans, and others. We will trace the development of this resilient city that has enjoyed tremendous booms and weathered debilitating busts. Bring your favorite Denver trivia to share!

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Tiny Houses, Big Dreams

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room

Learn about a movement that is sweeping the nation. Barbara Mariner, CEO of Live Simply Colorado, will discuss everything that’s involved in building a tiny house, including costs, land, legal issues and lifestyle considerations.

Bird Walk at Harriman Lake

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
OFF-SITE: Harriman Lake, S. Kipling St. and Quincy Ave.

Ducks and geese nest at Harriman Lake along with warblers and hawks. Walk with us along a 1.8 mile trail around the lake to spot and learn about these animals. Meet in the large parking lot just south of S. Kipling St. and Quincy Ave. Be prepared to walk on dirt.

Active Minds: NASA and the Future of Space Exploration

Lectures and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room

With the end of the Space Shuttle program, the Obama administration has laid the groundwork for its policy regarding the future of space exploration. We’ll look at the future of manned and robotic space travel at this pivotal juncture, plus we’ll cover the future of the International Space Station and the debate over how to prioritize investing in NASA versus other pressing needs.

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Doctors Without Borders

Lectures and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Karen Stewart, LCSW, will present an overview of her decade working with Doctors Without Borders as a Mental Health Officer throughout Africa and Asia.

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