Bandelier National Monument Hosts Porch Talks And Programs


Have you ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes of a National Park Service site? Ever wondered what it takes to run a park? Would you like to meet the different faces of Bandelier National Monument?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you’re in luck! Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, representatives from different teams in Bandelier will give porch talks, walks, or programs highlighting their important work and what goes on in their neck of the woods. Learn from bird banders and wildlife researchers, get your hands dirty with the historic preservation team, or chat with the superintendent! All programs are free and no registration is required; simply meet at the back patio of the Bandelier Visitor Center.

For more information about the talks and what they entail, visit our website:

Image Description: A bright yellow poster reads “Porch Talks & Programs: Join us on the back patio of the Visitor Center as we highlight the different types of work done here at Bandelier. From bird banding and preservation, to running the park, don’t miss your chance to learn something new!” Programs are listed for Tuesday 9/27 (10:30am – History of Preservation; 1:30pm – Tough People, Tuff Place), Thursday 9/29 (10:30am – Bird Talk & Walk; 1:30pm – Pueblo Movement and Migration), Tuesday 10/4 (10:30am – Pueblo Perspective; 1:30pm – How Mountain Lions Feed the Jemez), Thursday 10/6 (10:30am – Bird Talk & Walk; 1:30pm – Animals & Ecosystems), Tuesday 10/11 (10:30am – Hands on Preservation Demo; 1:30pm – Basics in the Backcountry), and Thursday 10/13 (10:30am – Native vs. Non-Native Fish; 1:30pm – Chat with the Superintendent).