Winter classes and educational adventures with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association

From: Greg W.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:56 AM

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Happy New Year from RMNA!  This winter we have several exciting new opportunites through the Field Seminars Program.  Enjoy a snowshoe or crosscountry ski adventure with one of our excellent instructors, or take a class on watercolor, coyotes or photography.  Below is a list of these upcoming classes with dates and description.  For more information or to register for one of these or another stellar educational opportunity please visit us at www.rmna.org or call us at[masked]-3262.
 
Kaiyote Snow     January 19; February 2; March 2, 16    This seminar combines leisurely cross-country skiing (with ski instruction) and educational discussions about the winter world of botany, birds, mammals, geology and weather in Rocky Mountain National Park.  A light snack and extra water will be provided by the instructor.
 
Olson Fellow       January 26; February 9, 23; March 9, 23    Discover the serene beauty of RMNP in the wintertime on this four-hour snowshoe hike.  This fun and educational program will lead participants through snow-covered pine, spruce, and fir trees to learn how plants and animals survive winter using their unique adaptations and keen survival skills.  Also, students will learn more about the properties of snow and how it can help the inhabitants of an area survive the long winter months.
 
Jared Gricoskie     February 16     Coyotes are among our country’s most successful and resourceful predators. Often misunderstood and maligned, the coyote’s impact on our everyday life is profound. Explore the country’s second largest canine’s natural history, Native American stories, coyotes discovery by Lewis and Clark, and expansion to the east. Look at the coyote’s anatomy and biology to examine why it’s one of the most common predators in the United States. Then head into Rocky Mountain National Park to explore coyote habitat, social structure, and interactions. Explore how the coyote interacts with the ecosystem, its prey and mankind, and how wolves could impact our coyotes in the future.
 
Glenn Randall      March 1-3     Winter provides landscape photographers with both unique opportunities and special challenges.  This course will help photographers of all abilities understand Rocky Mountain National Park’s turbulent winter weather, and it will show photographers how to plan shoots to be in the right place at the right time.  Photographers will learn how to master the logistical problems of dealing with cold weather and how to correctly expose snow scenes for realistically beautiful results.  Explore many other essential elements of good landscape photography, such as lighting, composition and atmospheric optics. Learn the best techniques for photographing high-contrast scenes.
 
Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast
Karen Ramsay   March 9    This one-day workshop will start your watercolor journey.  We will learn the fundamentals of the watercolor medium and the exciting method of applying paint in a fresh and vibrant way. The day will be spent learning varied techniques, how to set up your palette of colors, and the importance of shapes and values.  This information will be the jump-start you need to become a watercolor artist indoors and out in nature! 
PO Box 3100 / 48 Alpine Circle | Estes Park, CO 80517 US


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