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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

Pokémon Expedition – Ages 18+

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Pokémon hunters ages 18 and up can join OSMP naturalists for an expedition to learn about the Pokémon and other creatures you can find on Open Space!

Newcomers' Hike – With Your Dog!

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Are you and your dog new to Boulder, or just new to hiking Open Space & Mountain Parks trails? Bring your dog on this hike while you get a crash course in OSMP.

Pokémon Family Expedition – Ages 6+

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Children who love to hunt Pokémon can join OSMP naturalists for an expedition to learn where to find Pokémon and other creatures on Open Space.

Streamside Symphony

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Join a musical nature hike celebrating fall colors, streams and the upcoming Boulder Philharmonic performance of Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony.

Memory Loss Sensory Nature Hike

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This hike gives people with memory loss and their caregivers the opportunity to be outside together, enjoying the land and all it has to offer.

A Photo-Walk on the South Side

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Take an easy hike with local photographer/blogger Rich Wolf in the area to celebrate the spectacle of fall in Boulder’s scarlet sumac country.

Streamside Symphony

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Join a musical nature hike celebrating fall colors, streams and the upcoming Boulder Philharmonic performance of Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony.

Geology for the Average Bear

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Boulder’s rocks tell wild stories that include dinosaurs, glaciers, vast swamps, oceans and ancient mountain ranges now vanished into the dust of time.

Mountain Hike to the Old Homesteads

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A fairly strenuous historical hike to the old pioneer McGilvery and Stockton cabins and the mouth of Shadow Canyon.

Where Are the Bears?

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Join Ranger Brian Litwin on a moderate hike to learn what bears are up to this time of year. Are they dangerous? And what should you do if you meet one?

Howl-O-Ween – A Trick or Treat Event for Dogs

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Drop in with your dog for trick-or-treat fun with your best friend. Amusing dog activities and a photo booth too! Costumes - dog and human - highly encouraged.

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

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