WildEarth Guardians invites you to join us for
a fun weekend of prairie dog events in Telluride, Colorado.
Saturday, May 19
3:30: For Kids - It's "Prairie Saga" Puppet Show. This 40 minute presentation, includes a puppet show and interactive question & answer game, takes kids through a day in a prairie dog colony. Maureen Lawry, the presenter, is the recipient of the Audubon Society's "Outstanding Environmental Educator" award for this program.
5:30: A presentation from Ana Davidson, prairie dog researcher at University of New Mexico. Refreshments will be served.
6:00: A presentation from Richard Reading, Conservation Biology Director at the Denver Zoo. A Q & A will follow with both scientists.
6:45: Raffle for prizes to benefit WildEarth Guardians' prairie dog advocacy and protection work.
7:00: We'll be showing a film entitled, "Prairie Dogs - Talking their Language." A BBC documentary the follows the research conducted by Professor Con Slobodchikoff, who has recorded and analysed the phonetic patterns used by prairie dogs to communicate with each other. After 30 years studying the creatures, Professor Slobodchikoff has discovered a language second only to human speech in its complexity. Film runs approx. 60 min.
Sunday, May 20
11:00: For Kids: Another showing of the "Prairie Saga" Puppet Show.
1:00: A roundtable discussion, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Prairie Dogs But Were Afraid to Ask" - with Richard Reading, Ana Davidson, and Lance MacDonald, Telluride Open Space Commissioner.
All events will be held at:
Wilkinson Public Library,
100 W. Pacific,
Telluride, CO, 81435
All events are free and open to the public.
We hope to see you there!
For the wild,