Bison celebration at Museum of Discovery Aug. 25

Melody of our Landscape - graphic from film/eventTy Smith, director of Colorado State University’s Native American Cultural Center, and Jennifer Barfield, special assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, are featured in “Melody of Our Landscape,” a multimedia event that celebrates the release of genetically pure bison to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area late last year.

The event starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Court.

The film includes panoramic photography and video of western landscapes, powerful storytelling, and Western-themed chamber music, said director Briana Sprecher-Kinneer. It features the world premiere of “Soapstone Prairie Quintet,” written for woodwind quintet by local composer Eric Scott Alexander.

“Melody of Our Landscape” was created in collaboration with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Otterbox Digital Dome Theatre and is presented as part of the FoCo Concerts for Kids series.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the museum’s box office for $10. Availability is limited. Questions? Call (970) 221-6738.

Additional performances of “Melody of Our Landscape” are scheduled Sept. 23 and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery.

The Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd was established November 1, 2015 as a collaborative effort between Larimer County, the City of Fort Collins, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Colorado State University.