OSHR 1811 - Colography: The Documentation of Colorado

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Properly defined, the term "geography "means "the documentation of Earth." Extending this concept gives us "Colography," the "documentation of Colorado."

Our state sprawls across three great geographic regions and thus blends characters from each. So how many mountain ranges do we have, and do they all really run north-south? How many parks do we have, and what is
a "park," anyway? Where are these landscape features and how did they get there? How many cactuses and orchids, owls and hummingbirds - how much
life - garnishes the landscapes with distinctive lifescapes?

"Colography: The Documentation of Colorado" will examine the physical and biotic details of the state we call home, all done with a mind for traveling to see it.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Kevin Cook

Kevin J. Cook is a naturalist who has explored the expanse of

Colorado and engaged the full diversity of its wildlife since 1974. Through

writing, speaking, and teaching, he shares his passion for life with other people,

always emphasizing the themes of diversity, connectedness, and geography.