Latest News – April 1

Great Sand Dunes Offers Cutting Edge Tech Program

The summer season is not far off! So come and join the fun as the San Luis Valley begins to shake off winter and prepares for visitors.spacer

Great Sand Dunes

Visitors will soon be flocking to The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Photo: GSDNPP.

spacerTo that end, here a couple of events from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Tonight, April 1 there will be a screening of the documentary “Heart of the World” at the Carson Auditorium at Adams State University. This documentary is a 3-hour series premiering this month on public television. Tonight’s presentation will be a 45 minute sneak peak of the film.

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of five parks profiled in the “Heart of the World” Colorado’s National Parks. The event will include a welcome by Park Superintendent Lisa Carrico and filmmaker Chris Wheeler of Great Divide Films. Attendees are encouraged to stick around after the screening for a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Dunes, including an informal Q & A session with the filmmaker.

Then tomorrow, April 2 the fun continues with a FREE art event: 3D Scanning and Printing workshop and public demonstration with sculptor Joseph Fellows. Join Rhode Island artist Fellows as he demonstrates cutting edge technology in scanning natural objects and locations in the national park and transforms them into sculptures.

A 3D printing demonstration will be held at the Great Sand Dunes' visitor center on April 2. Photo: ittechandtips.com

A 3D printing demonstration will be held at the Great Sand Dunes’ visitor center on April 2. Photo: ittechandtips.com

Free public demonstration on Saturday at the visitor center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Then on Sunday, April 3, a more in depth workshop is planned from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. where participants can create their own sculpture. Space Is limited, so those interested in participating should call the visitor center at 719-378-6395.

So there you have it. Be sure to get out there and enjoy everything that the San Luis Valley has to offer . . . before the crowds arrive!

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