Lectures and Presentations

Backyard Poultry Keeping 101 with The Urban Farm at Stapleton

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

Would you like to have fresh, chicken eggs right from your own backyard but don’t know where to begin? Learn what kind of housing and supplies you need to keep chickens, how to acquire chicks or adult chickens who are ready to lay, the right kind of breed for your needs, how to properly care for your feathered friends from feed to health checks and medication. Why does my chicken do that? Learn about natural behaviors and special poultry talents. Finally, what are my options when the chickens stop laying?

Active Minds: Vietnam

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Last spring and summer marked 50 years since U.S. soldiers began fighting a ground war in Vietnam. Half a century later, Vietnam is a very different country with a rapidly growing economy and relatively friendly relations with the United States. Join Active Minds as we take a look back at the evolution of Vietnam today. We will cover the history as well as Vietnam's current and future role in the region.

Active Minds: China's Economic Evolution

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

A year ago this summer, the Shanghai stock market lost more than one-third of its value, creating financial ripples throughout the world and sparking broad criticism of how the Chinese government is managing its economy. Join Active Minds for a look at China’s complex journey from a sleepy Communist economy to one of the most important financial forces in the world.

Active Minds: O Canada!

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The world’s longest land border is between the United States and our neighbor to the north. Most Americans, however, would find it difficult to talk about the country of Canada for more than a few minutes. Join Active Minds for a full hour on what makes Canada unique and special, including their history and current challenges.

Active Minds: Olympics

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

This summer’s Olympic Games will be set against a backdrop of concern surrounding the Zika virus and accusations of political corruption in Brazil. Born of diplomatic and political design, the Olympics have always played an important role in international politics. The games provide a stage for both international cooperation and peaceful competition, as well as international conflict and confrontation. Join Active Minds as we explore the rich history of the Olympic Games and how they have been involved in a variety of international political issues over the years.

This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds.

Active Minds: History of the Atomic Bomb

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

August 6th and 9th marked the anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ushering in the nuclear age. Join Active Minds for a look at the origins and history of atomic weapons. We will discuss the achievements of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent nuclear arms race during the Cold War. We will end with a discussion of current nuclear proliferation concerns.

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: 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!

Active Minds

Tiny Houses, Big Dreams

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.

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