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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

Gardening With Native Flowers

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Natives are gorgeous xeriscape additions to any garden. They need virtually no water or care, and support our local ecology. ~

Jungle Birds of Boulder

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Why fly to the jungle when tropical birds will come to us? We'll use Birds of Costa Rica as our field guide book, and see how many we find. ~

Just for Kids - nature program

Meadow Music - Season Kickoff Concert

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Join OSMP’s Jeff Kagan, Paige Doughty and Mark Wesson for a fun evening of children’s music at Chautauqua Park. Bring a family picnic. ~

All About the Bats

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Bats! Scary, bloodsuckers that get stuck in people’s hair? Or gentle, helpful, misunderstood animals? Join us for an indoor presentation. ~

Jungle Birds of Boulder

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Why fly to the jungle when tropical birds will come to us? We'll use Birds of Costa Rica as our field guide book, and see how many we find. ~

Tread Safely in the Mountains

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An easy mountain hike to learn about bears, lions, snakes, lightning, getting lost, staying warm, and other potential hazards of the mountains. ~

Meadow Music

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Join OSMP’s Jeff Kagan, Paige Doughty and Mark Wesson for a fun evening of children’s music at Chautauqua Park. Bring a family picnic. ~

Lions & Hikers & Bears Oh My!

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A fun hike for kids to learn about bears, lions and what to do if you meet one while hiking on the trail! ~

Newcomers’ Hike to a Flatiron!

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Are you new to Boulder? Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 with a naturalist, and touch a Flatiron! ~

Easy Newcomers’ Hike on Enchanted Mesa!

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Are you new to Boulder? Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 on an beautiful but easy hike with City of Boulder naturalist Jean Koszalka. ~

Astronomy: Planet Viewing Extravaganza

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Telescope program to view the polar ice caps on Mars! Saturn’s rings! And one of Jupiter’s moons casts a shadow onto the cloud tops of the huge planet. ~

Walking Through History on Marshall Mesa

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During a moderate 3-mile hike we will explore the amazing history of this tough, gritty, coal-mining settlement from the mid 1800′s to 1940's. ~

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

Meadow Music 2016 Schedule

June 6th (opener), June 13th, June 20th, June 27th

July 18th, July 25th

Aug 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd (finale)

All in 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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