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Nature Hikes and Programs

Nature Hikes and Programs

Natural Selections is our ongoing series of educational nature programs on topics including ecology, wildlife, local history, night hikes, children’s programs, plus many more. All programs are free and open to the public. Please do not bring dogs.

Do you want Natural Selections sent to you by email?  Follow this link to join our mailing list! Select "Natural Selections" from the drop down list. You will receive a weekly notice about upcoming programs. We will not share your email address.

Teachers, scout troops and community groups can obtain free individual programs from Open Space and Mountain Parks naturalists, visit the  Request an Environmental Education Program page to learn more.

Upcoming Nature Hikes & Programs

Joder Property Tour

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If you are interested in seeing and learning about the Joder property, a newly acquired 335 acre property, join OSMP staff for a hike. ~

Wildflowers of Goshawk Ridge

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Join an OSMP naturalist to visit meadows filled with bee balm, tons of butterflies and hummingbirds, and waving fields of tall grass! ~

Wildflowers of Goshawk Ridge

When:

Join an OSMP naturalist to see meadows filled with bee balm, tons of butterflies and hummingbirds, and waving fields of tall grass! ~

“Cultura Viva” in Nature

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Join us for an interactive Puerto Rican Bomba performance to learn about nature, cultural diversity, music, dance and art. ~

Joder Property Tour

When:

If you are interested in seeing and learning about the Joder property, a newly acquired 335 acre property, join OSMP staff for a hike. ~

Newcomers’ Hike to a Flatiron!

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Get a crash course in Open Space 101 with naturalist Jean Koszalka on this early morning hike to beat the summer heat. ~

Bats: The Misunderstood Mammal

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This is a family-friendly hike about how bats live, feed and fly. We may actually see some live bats! Ages 7 and up. ~

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

Meadow Music 2015 Schedule

July 27th
Aug. 3rd, 10th, 17th  (finale) 
Chautauqua Park 5:30 – 7  pm
Meadow Music programs are our most popular (and very fun) education events. Children and parents join OSMP’s Jeff Kagan, Paige Doughty and Mark Wesson for evenings of children’s music and nature education. The evening consists of a short, kid-friendly hike on the McClintock Trail followed by 45 minutes of nature music for kids on the Chautauqua Green, by the Ranger Cottage. Best for kids ages 2-8. Meadow Music is free! Bring a picnic, bring a blanket, rain or shine. Follow this link for a map to the meeting place.

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