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Colorado National Forest Visions, Old City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Join photographer John Fielder and Colorado conservation groups to learn how you can help protect Colorado's wild forests. Thurs., April 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 303/473-9525 for more.

Sustainable Seas: The Vision, The Reality, Armstrong Hall at CC, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre, free. Earth Week lecture by Sylvia Earle, former chief scietist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Fri., April 23, 6 p.m.

Creativity & Earth, Colorado College , McHugh Commons. Free. CC professors discuss human creativity, creativity as a wild capacity, in evolution, creation-based faith and relations to land, environmental issues evoked in film and literature, and more. Wed., April 21, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. For more, call 227-0394.

Maya Lin, artist/architect, Armstrong Theater on CC's campus, northeast corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade Ave., free. Part of the Landscape and the Built Environment. Wed., April 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Barnes Site in Southeast Colorado Talk, Colorado Springs Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard. Free. Roche Lindsey, private archaeologist presents this talk on Tues., April 20, 7 p.m. Call 633-2591 for more.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute, in need of volunteers for workdays in Garden of the Gods on April 24, 25 and in May. Work includes creating small dams to slow runoff and trap sediment, creating erosion gullies. Call 471-7736 for more.

North Cheyenne Canyon Park Hikes, beginning at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 W. Cheyenne Rd., 578-6146. Free, reservations required. Adults and children over ten. Sundays in April.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Apple Orchard Replanting, 30th Street entrance to Garden of the Gods. Free. Earth day activities, including apple orchard replanting at noon. Sat., April 17. For more, call 578-6777.

Garden of the Gods 5k & 10k Volksmarch, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. Rated 2+, not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs, leashed pets allowed. Park at Rock Ledge Ranch. Sat., April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 591-9872 for more.

Garden of the Gods Earth Day Celebration, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. April 22. Park cleanup at 9 a.m., meet Chinook the wolf from 10-11:45 a.m., see Sweetwater Plains Dancers perform at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. and listen to Wild Blue Country's music at noon and 1 p.m. Live birds of prey from noon to 2 p.m., children's seedling craft activity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., nature walks at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Rock Ledge Ranch open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 219-0108 for info.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Activities, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. John Muir/ Earth Day Hike, Sat., April 24, 2 p.m. Also Unsilent Spring. Learn about the calls and songs of local birds Thurs. April 29, 7 p.m. For registration and more information, call 719/485-4444.

The Art of Wildlife Tracking, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $55-$65. Spend two days locating and identifying animal tracks, putting together a holistic picture of the animal and its experience. April 24-25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/485-4444 for more info.

Earth Day River Clean-up, meet at Sencha, 331 S. Nevada at 11:30 a.m. then clean up the river at Shook's Run. Meet back at Sencha for a complimentary BBQ for participants at 3 p.m. Mon., April 19. Call 632-8287 for more.

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