Rocky Mountain National Park is home to many species of ungulate, the most famous being the elk. However, the elk is not the largest and its prehistoric story pales in comparison to its water-loving relative, the moose.
Join the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, the official nonprofit partner of Rocky Mountain National Park, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sept. 7, at the Kawuneeche Visitors Center, to learn the natural and cultural history of Rocky’s largest ungulate in “The Life and Times of Moose.” Participants will explore the wetland areas on the west side of the Park to learn the cultural perceptions and biological realities that surround these impressive creatures. The instructor for this course is Kevin Cook, who has been enthralled with the natural relationships in the Park since 1974. He studies plants and animal communities and watches their relationships unfold in the wild. Cook writes natural history columns for newspapers and magazines, edits scientific articles for publications, and leads wildlife observational tours. In 2007, his essay was published in Houghton Mifflin’s Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips for America’s Top Birders.
Teacher re-licensure is available for this course through BOCES and the Colorado School of Mines. To register or to get more information on this class, please contact the Rocky Mountain Nature Association at 970-586-3262 or online at rmna.org. Participation for this course is limited.