Red Rock Canyon geology, paleontology focus July 26

       The second in a “Red Rock Canyon Educational Series” will be Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pioneers Museum
       Speakers will be Mark Izold, a Pikes Peak Community College geology instructor; and Sharon Milito and Mike Poltenavage, who have been carrying out a volunteer paleontology study at Red Rock Canyon.
       The goal of the free series, co-sponsored with the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, is to disseminate knowledge about the city-owned open space and to seek citizen ideas for its interpretive communications/signage.
       A session July 12 featured local historians Don Ellis and Mel McFarland. Ellis discussed the Indian activity in the canyon and later quarrying operations by white settlers. McFarland discussed the gold mills and railroads and how they impacted Red Rock Canyon.
       “Part of the purpose is to bring in the next generation of stewards,” said Friends President Karlee Thompson during the July 12 session. “We want to know your ideas. It's your open space.”
       Other nights in the series will be Aug. 16 and 23 and Sept. 13.

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