Turkey Vulture
Mackenzie Welch

Colorado Natives with Nature's Educators

Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Library Hall
An interactive wildlife talk for all ages, honoring the 10th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Masks are required to attend this live event in Library Hall.

Colorado is a special place that has its own pride and identity. From the high forests of the Rocky Mountains to the open expanses of the Great Plains – it’s our beautiful home that we share with amazing wildlife. In this program, learn from Nature's Educators about what makes Colorado’s habitats such a great place for some of our feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors. Also meet animal ambassadors that are true “Colorado Natives” including raptors, reptiles and amphibians. On stage will be a Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Turkey Vulture, Bullsnake, Woodhouse toad, Bark Scorpion and Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (species list subject to change) .

About Nature's Educators

Nature’s Educators is a 501c3 wildlife education and rehabilitation program licensed by USFWS, USDA, and CPW. They travel the state and surrounding states to give an average 900 educational presentations on wildlife each year. The organization was founded by Devin Jaffe in 2008 in Canon City, Colorado and has since expanded to have facilities in Florence and Sedalia, Colorado. Nature’s Educators is partnered with the Raptor Conservation Alliance in Nebraska. The organization is also partnered with the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City, Colorado to provide educational raptor presentations. They are currently constructing a public nature center in Florence that will have herptiles and invertebrates on display, but will also be able to be used as a classroom for field trips.

About the Yampa Valley Crane Festival: Sept. 2-5, 2021

The Greater Sandhill Crane is an iconic species of the Yampa Valley. Returning in the spring, cranes nest and raise their young in wetland areas throughout the valley. In late summer and early fall, hundreds of cranes from the Rocky Mountain flock join the local birds to rest and feed before continuing their journey south. The Yampa Valley Crane Festival celebrates these iconic birds with daily crane viewings, expert speakers, films, art exhibits, workshops, family activities and more. Bud Werner Memorial Library is festival headquarters and the venue for many of these talks, films and events. Learn more about the 10th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival.