Celebrating Earth: Ecotourism & Wildlife Adventures

at the Global Village Museum

By Leisa Taylor Director of Communications and Outreach April 15, 2024

In a salute to Earth Day in April, the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures is hosting an all-day

event on Saturday, April 20, that highlights ecotourism, wildlife, outdoor adventure, and Yellowstone


The celebration is in coordination with the Museum’s Global Adventures gatherings that are designed

for those who love to travel, want to recount their travel experiences, delight in sharing stories of travel,

and/or dream of traveling one day.

From 11 am to 5 pm, information on ecotourism will be available in the Museum’s program room. As

defined by The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is responsible travel that conserves the

environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.

Students from Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University will be available to

discuss ecotourism, and handouts and videos will supplement the conversation. Refreshments will also

be served.

From 5:30-7 pm, Paul Brown and Julie Sivertson – the owners and operators of Gather Away – will

describe the spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife, and outdoor adventures in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,

and the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Brown is also the founder and lead guide for Animals Abound,

which offers guided wildlife tours in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. Brown has

worked on several research projects in the area, including studying the wolf population with the

Yellowstone Wolf Project.

Reservations for the program are $10/person, and registration is required at

Wine and refreshments will be served, and there will be time for socializing and meeting other travelers.

All are welcome – you need not be a Museum member to attend.