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A Climate Change of Mind

by Paul Henning, Chris Greenwood, Tyler Moore, and Zacherie Harmon



Arapahoe Ridge HS

Arapahoe Ridge submission to the Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) video contest.

Greeley Central HS

Greeley Central HS submission to the Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) video contest.

Alamosa HS Snow Pack Group

Alamosa HS Group 2 submission to the Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) video contest.

Alamosa High School I (Flood)

Manhattan MS submission to the Lens on Climate Change video contest.


Shala Wallace

Shala Wallace is originally from Ohio, and she and moved to Colorado just over a year ago. Shala earned an Associate of Science degree this past spring from Red Rocks Community College, and this fall she will attend the University of Colorado Boulder to study Integrative Physiology and Pre-Health. Shala plans to continue her academic journey to receive a doctorate degree.

Research Project: Tree-Ring Width Index Relationships with Drought in Subalpine Forest.  Mentor: Brian Harvey, Geography, CZO.

Taylor Schoenfeld

Taylor was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. Before starting with RECCS, he worked at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Taylor attended the Larimer County campus at Front Range Community College and will transfer to the Westminster campus in the fall of 2016. He is working towards an Associate of Science degree with a focus in Geology. He plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in 2017.

Randall Rouse

Randall is a transplant from Georgia currently living in Denver. He currently attends Community College of Denver and will complete his associate’s degree this fall. He plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecological Restoration at Metropolitan State University. Randall says, “I adore our planet and hope to make a positive impact!”

Research Project: Evaluating the Effects that Topographic Wetness Index and Directional Orientation Have on Tree Height and Leaf Area. Mentor: Theo Barnart, INSTAAR, CZO.

Sean Ross

Sean Ross grew up in the mountains of Colorado, which ingrained in him a love of the natural world. He lives in the Denver suburb of Littleton, but escapes the city as often as possible to explore Colorado’s fantastic geology. He currently attends Red Rocks Community College and is on track to earn an Associate of Science degree in spring 2017. He then plans to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines with the eventual goal of graduate study in the field of geochemistry.

Brett Lindgren

Originally from Modesto, California, Brett moved to Craig, Colorado when he was in 5th grade. He graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College in the spring of 2016 with an Associate of Sciences degree. After RECCS, Brett plans on moving to the Front Range to study atmospheric sciences at Colorado State University. His career goal after school is to find a job that he will actually enjoy doing and love going to everyday!