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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

Geology of Colorado


Geologist Lon Abbot presents a lively and engaging slide program on Colorado's geology, rocks and landforms at Lafayette Public Library. ~

Dancing With Jupiter’s Moons


Jupiter’s moons put on a spectacular show, appearing and disappearing, playing hide and seek and casting DOUBLE shadows tonight! ~

Newcomers’ Hike to a Flatiron!


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

Once in a Blue Moon Astronomy Hike


Join us for a full moon hike team up between City of Boulder Open Space, and Boulder County Parks and Open Space. ~

Gardening With Native Flowers


Naturalist and gardener Dave Sutherland will share information and growing tips so you can enjoy Boulder’s wildflowers in your own yard.~

Gardening With Native Flowers


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

Planet Viewing Extravaganza


Be prepared to have your mind blown! See lots of planets with naturalist Dave Sutherland and a large telescope. ~

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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