CU on the Weekend: Learning to Live With Megafires

Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, CU Boulder

All lectures are held in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium, 3415 Colorado Ave on the University of Colorado Boulder's East Campus. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and advanced registration is not required.

The Office for Outreach and Engagement coordinates this public series, which is supported by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost and the Division of Continuing Education.

Join us as award-winning journalist and CMCI instructor Michael Kodas shares insights about the causes and consequences of megafires and how communities remain resilient and recover from the impacts of this destructive force. Kodas has conducted extensive interviews with firefighters, incident command teams, resource managers, policymakers, scientists and citizens. Kodas' investigation has taken him from a season on a Rockies fire crew, to tragedies in Australia, Arizona and beyond, to record-breaking fire seasons back home in Colorado.