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.
Colorado sprawls across three major landforms: Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and Colorado Plateau. Each landform has its own physical character and its own lifescapes. Those lifescapes represent various combinations of grasslands, shrublands, and treelands plus animals that associate with them.
Much of Colorado’s wildlife can be seen from the road if you know what to look for, where to look for it, and which roads to take. Whether a grove of quaking aspens or a family of swift foxes, everything has its place and some road goes there. "Great Drives" will take you on a dozen leisurely drives through the landscapes and lifescapes that are the true nature of Colorado.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Kevin J. 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.