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Saturday, September 13


Environment of the Americas & ALEF Educational Intercative Stations and Artists Workshops
ALEF’s partner, Environment of the Americas, oversees 10 activities stations and mentor artists workshops


Susan Bonfield

After studying Black-legged Kittiwakes in Alaska, she returned to the lower 48 where she has since gained over 17 years experience in bird research and education. She has conducted bird surveys, run banding stations, and been a part of bird research in Maine, Virginia, California... Read More →

Andrea Juan

ANDREA JUAN, Art in Antarctica Antarctica Project    2005 / 2013 The light is so intense and bright that it modifies the colors throughout the day, while the horizon line blends into a white plane where the sun bounces and never sets. A deep and vivid feeling seizes us when... Read More →

Rafael Lopez

Award winning children’s book illustrator Rafael Lopez brings his inspiring, high-energy creative spirit to audiences of all ages, large and small. A popular presenter across the nation and abroad he is available for artist visits and as a speaker at campuses, libraries, schools... Read More →

Alan Manuel

Alan Manuel, born in Havana in 1972, studied at the prestigious San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy. Having participated in many exhibitions throughout Cuba, he moved to the States at the turn of the century, where he inadvertently developed a hugely successful career as a decorator of... Read More →

Mary Powell

Mary G. Powell has been President of Green Mountain Combined and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Combined at Gaz Métro Inc. since October 1, 2012. Ms. Powell has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Mountain Power Corp. since August 2008. Ms. Powell served... Read More →

Alfonso Nieves Ruiz

Sculptor | Muralist | Teaching Artist
Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz is a self-taught artist from Queretaro, Mexico who moved to Chicago in 1997. He is a skilled sculptor who works primarily with clay and recycled materials to create dramatic, surreal pieces that deal with social issues. While Nieves draws upon his... Read More →

Maru Semprun

She is an Art teacher who was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is graduated in Education from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello. By middle 2012 she was conferred a degree of Masters of Arts in Aesthetics, at the Universidad Pedagogica Experimental Libertador. She is a dedicated... Read More →

Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, McMahon Gallery 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302


Workshop: Indigenous Medicine - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

WorkshopIndigenous Medicine

Mavis Salazar will give an introduction to Indigenous Medicine of the Americas. She will be talking about the 3 sisters, and 7 warrior foods of the Aztecs, spirit plants and the many herbs we should have include in our diets. She will also talk about energy medicine and how we are all connected as one with the Universe. She will also show how we can feel energy, and incorporate simple exercises to rise our energy to release stress, and anxieties.

 Mavis Salazar is a Curandera and owner of Grandmother's House of Herbs and Cures Education Center, and Director of Ceiba-USA non-profit. She is located in Denver, Color


Grandmothers House of Herbs & Cures Education Center 


Saturday September 13, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302


The Mayan Energies and Entering into the 5th Sun W/ Mayan Elder Miguel Chiquin Yat- FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mayan Energies and Entering into the 5th Sun

On Dec 21, 2012 the Mayan calendar count came to an end. The 4th Sun closed and the 5th Sun began. Many people were left asking what could this new 5,000 years bring.

Mayan Elder Miguel Chiquin Yat has traveled from the Mayan Nation, Guatemala, to Denver to bring the message from our Elders to what the new Sun is bringing to us. He will talk about the silent message of the Jaguar, how to bring illumination to your life and about the Mayan calendar and each of the 20 energies.

Saturday September 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302


“We Stand on Their Shoulders” Workshop with Daniel Escalante - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Title:   “We Stand on Their Shoulders”

In this highly interactive workshop the participants will discuss ways that Latinos have been living sustainably for thousands of years, due in large part to our spiritual relationship with the earth and all its inhabitants.  Participants will leave the workshop with specific strategies to meet the challenges of “living green”.   Bring to this workshop personal stories of your ancestors and how they lived green.  Come with an open heart and a commitment to listen to each other with the intention of learning.


Daniel Escalante is a community organizer, trainer, and group facilitator with over 25 years of experience in training, primarily in the fields of Leadership Development, Conflict Management, and Inclusiveness.  He has presented numerous workshops at state and national conferences such as National Coalition for Equity in Schools, White Privilege Conferences, Latino Youth Leadership Conferences, and CIRCLE Conferences.   Daniel currently runs a small retreat center, located in Taos, New Mexico, for activists, educators and families.  The retreat center is a living example of green living.  Based in the heart of Northern New Mexico, it draws on the ancient ways of Latino and Indian people, while incorporating current approaches to caring for mother earth.

Web sites:            www.danielescalante.com               www.casataos.com     


Saturday September 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302