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  • Friends of the Dunes
    Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Select from the following links to learn more about the Friends and their work with Great Sand Dunes Friends of the Dunes Student Research Grant Information About the Friends Directors Officers Activities Events

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  • classroom supplies and equipment for teachers or schools First Student Research Grant Recipient Recognized at International Science Fair Tayler Rocha a junior at Monte Vista Senior High School was the first recipient of the Friends of the Dunes Student Research Grant The purpose of the grant is to provide financial support for supplies equipment or travel for students conducting scientific or cultural research studies relating to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve In her project Macroinvertebrate and Nutrient Response to Stream Water Quality After a Wildfire in Medano Creek Great Sand Dunes National Park Preserve Tayler studied the impact of the 2010 Medano Wildfire on water quality and invertebrate diversity in Medano Creek Tayler was awarded the student research grant to provided needed financial support for her project Tayler won high honors at the San Luis Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair and the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair Last spring she advanced to the International Science and Engineering fair where she competed with over 1500 high school students from 70 different countries territories and regions Tayler earned Second Place in the Environmental Science Category in the overall competition and a First Place Award from the Society for Freshwater Science Tayler credits a caring teacher and the opportunity to be involved with science fair in making a significant positive change in her life You can read more about Tayler s story here Her is her project abstract Macroinvertebrate and Nutrient Response to Stream Water Quality After a Wildfire in Medano Creek Great Sand Dunes National Park Preserve by Tayler Rocha Monte Vista High School This study evaluated water quality and macroinvertebrate population differences on two affected sites and one control in the Medano Creek drainage after a wildfire Methods followed River Watch protocols for all samples collected except turbidity

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  • Related Web Sites
    dark night skies program which has become one of the most popular programs in the park Cultural Scientific Research Grants Secured and managed substantial grants for major archeological and scientific research projects within the park When a large water development near the park posed a potential threat to the dunes it was the need for research to understand the role of water within the park system that lead to the formation of the Friends of the Dunes Junior Ranger Program Provide ongoing support in the form of materials supplies and volunteers for both the Junior Ranger Program and Junior Ranger Day the former typically impacts thousands of students a season and over a hundred in a one day special event Ambassadors for Wilderness We have provided support for this unique award winning program in which three rangers and an intern take groups of ten middle school or high school students one group at a time into the wilderness areas of the park for an extended backpacking trip focusing on wilderness experiences and education Cultural Activities Sponsored various cultural activities and programs at the amphitheater during the summer season Student Research Grant Provide funding for supplies materials or equipment for high

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  • Directors
    Treasurer Lynne Young Secretary Dirk Oden Board Member Loree Harvey Board Member Reginaldo Garcia Board Member Vacant Board Member Vacant About the Friends Directors Officers Activities Events Park Bookstore Hourglass

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  • Activities and Events
    Events Special Events Click here for a schedule of current ranger programs and activities About the Friends Directors Officers Activities Events Park Bookstore Hourglass Newsletter Membership Contact Information Related Web

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  • Related Web Sites
    of information for planning your trip and keeping you oriented while in the area Autographed copies available from the authors at the Winger Bookstore external site Great Sand Dunes National Park Between Light and Shadow by John B Weller A spectacular photographic essay about Great Sand Dunes with over 75 extraordinary full color photographs taken over a 3 year period during every season This is a unique expose of the Dunes never done before Valley of the Dunes Photography by Wendy Shattil Bob Rozinski Text by Audrey DeLella Benedict A beautifully illustrated and well written softcover book that takes the reader on a breathtaking tour of the San Luis Valley Great Sand Dunes is featured prominently throughout Sand To Summit Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve DVD This recently completed film on Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve covers all the major aspects of America s 58th national park From the snow capped tundra of the high country to the lush wetlands of the valley floor the viewer is taken on a spectacular tour of the tallest sand dunes in North America The Dunes of course are the crown jewel of this diverse natural system Main Feature 22

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  • The Hourglass Newsletter
    August 2013 April 2013 November 2012 More about Star Dune migration August 2012 December 2011 April 2011 November 2010 August 2010 Inquiries may be sent to the attention of Friends of the Dunes Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

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  • Membership
    and activities which make a visit to the Park more enjoyable Membership Benefits Each member will receive Great Sand Dunes pin tri annual newsletter advance notices and invitations to special events such as lectures seminars concerts and the annual meeting An ASSOCIATE will also receive a copy of Shape of the Wind by photographer writer Stephen Trimble A PATRON will receive a copy of Shape of the Wind and an

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