Central Colorado Humanists Science Sunday May 1`

Patagonia and the Conservation Legacy of Doug and Kris Tompkins will be the topic of Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science on May 1.

An in-depth look at the world’s largest wildland philanthropy project located in Patagonia will be the subject of the Central Colorado Humanists Science Sunday on May 1. Patagonia stretches across the South American nations of Argentina and Chile at the southern tip of the Continent, an area of keen interest to our presenter, Roger Cox. The project was inspired, funded and managed by Doug and Kris Tompkins of the U. S. After 30 years working in Chile and Argentina, these two exceptional individuals established over a dozen National Parks, that they then donated to the people of South America. Though Doug passed away in 2015, Kris and the Tompkins Conservation organization continue the work.


Roger Cox is a retired electrical engineer with a BSEE degree from the University of Wisconsin. During his career he designed microchips for electronics firms in Colorado. An outdoor enthusiast, he was a volunteer BLM backcountry ranger in Utah for many seasons. Because of his keen interest in South America, Roger has traveled extensively in Patagonia over the past 17 years.

The free-admission talk is open to the public and will be held in person at the Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett St., Salida, with doors opening at 9:30 a. m. The talk will start at 10 a.m.

Please join us with these COVID considerations so we can continue to meet in person while reducing the spread of COVID and risk for everyone.

-         Masks will be required at the door.

-         Socializing will take place outside, before and after the program.

Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of illness or know you have been exposed. Unvaccinated people are more likely to spread COVID so please consider our more vulnerable community members when deciding whether to attend. The talk will be available for viewing on the Humanists web site shortly after May1.

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