You are invited to drink beer and listen to lightning talks from our Natural Areas Staff & Volunteers! A lightning talk is a enjoyable, entertaining and informative 5-minute talk by a subject matter expert. All topics will be related to City of Fort Collins Natural Areas. We will have 3 speakers talking for 5-minutes each, then have a short break where you can mingle with the experts and ask them your questions! Then, we'll have a second set of 3 speakers. Topics include: - Fireflies: Colorado’s Hidden Stars - Nature in the City: Shift to Native Plants - Urban Natural Areas: What do you want to see? - Who is the Masked Prairie Bandit (featuring Dude - the Black-Footed Ferret) - A Tiny Hunter in the Woods: The Northern Saw-Whet Owl - Ecoloture: Where Ecology and Culture Meet Celebrate 30 years of Natural Areas land conservation, stewardship, and more. * Try a specialty beer from Horse & Dragon. * Send a postcard to a friend encouraging them to support natural areas. * Listen to esteemed speakers. * Celebrate! More about the Natural Areas 30th Anniversary The Natural Areas 30th Anniversary kicks off on November 1, 2022 with special activities happening through the end of October 2023. In November of 1992 the community voted to fund Fort Collins Natural Areas with a quarter-cent sales tax which led to the conservation of over 55,000 acres and counting. This effort was initiated by a committed and thoughtful group of citizens including current Councilmember, Kelly Ohlson. fcgov.com/na30Maximum Participants: 150
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Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.
City of Fort Collins
Natural Areas Department
Public Engagement Specialist
I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!
Lifelong learner interested in sustainability and protecting our natural resources. Enjoy reading, current affairs and sharing the beauty of nature and wildlife with others.
My professional background is in environmental/sustainability communications and I've lived in Fort Collins for a total of six years and counting. I'm passionate about the environment and like to volunteer to get to know my community and get outside and enjoy our beautiful city and natural areas!
Zoë Shark is the Natural Areas Public Engagement Manager. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Education and has lived in beautiful Fort Collins for over 15 years.