3:13 pm - Thursday December 17, 3767

Wildflower Gala

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Wildflower Gala in support of the Wild
Bear Mountain Ecology Center, Boulder County’s only Non-profit Nature

This enchanting event will be held on Thursday, July 26th from 4pm to
midnight at the Stage Stop in Rollinsville, Colorado.  Come one, come all
and enjoy a naturalist led wildflower hike.  Live music entertainment by
The Railsplitters, Bonnie and the Clydes, and Dave Williams and Friends
will be sure to have you on your feet a hootin’ and a hollerin’ for this
great cause.  And what better way to end the evening than with a great
prize being awarded for the best interpretation of “wildflower gala

Last but certainly not least, we are very pleased to announce our guest
speaker, Louise Chawla, a professor in the College of Architecture and
Planning at the University of Colorado.  Professor Chawla’s work centers
on child development and environmental psychology and has led to a revival
of the Growing Up in Cities project of UNESCO.  She is the editor and
co-author of Growing Up in an Urbanizing World, author of In the First
Country of Places, and an editor of the journal Children, Youth, and
Environments.  She also contributed her knowledge and advice to Richard
Louv’s national bestseller Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children
from Nature Deficit Disorder.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25.  This
event is 18 and older.  For more information call 303-258-0495, visit
www.wildbear.org or send an email to gala@wildbear.org.  We hope to see
you all there!

Since 1995, Wild Bear has been providing year-round, hands-on education to
people of all ages, fostering a life-long appreciation of the environment,
and promoting an environmentally aware, responsible, and ecologically
sound community.  Wild Bear’s long-term vision has been to create an
off-the-grid nature center facility in Boulder County along the Peak to
Peak Scenic Byway and was a key partner in the preservation of Mud Lake
Open Space. Now, 3,200 acres have been preserved where the nature center
is envisioned.   In 2010, as another milestone toward creating the nature
center at Mud Lake, Wild Bear opened a small interim Nature Center in
downtown Nederland, the first non-profit Nature Center in Boulder County.
The Mountain Ecology Center downtown provides workshops space for all
ages, holds hands-on exhibits for walk-in visitors and a small eco-gift
shop.   Wild Bear has seen continued growth since opening the Mountain
Ecology Center downtown and in 2011 Wild Bear provided over 16,000 hours
connecting children to nature, and 18 workshops to 893 adults as well as
the Enchanted Forest and Wild Earth Day events which served over 3,000
people.  Come out and support Wild Bear’s continued efforts to provide
nature education to people of all ages.



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