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
Want to go faster and further on the trail than your wheelchair or ambulatory device will take you? Try out an adaptive all-terrain cycle! ~
OSMP is partnering with Environment for the Americas to teach participants of all ages about birds and wetland wildlife. ~
Jupiter’s moons put on a spectacular show, appearing and disappearing, playing hide and seek with each other and Jupiter’s shadow. ~
Natives are gorgeous xeriscape additions to any garden. They need virtually no water or care, and support our local ecology. ~
Kids ages 6+ can learn about pollination and how insects are attracted by color, fragrance, and shape on this fun, interactive program. ~
Explore and express Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of “the beauty of things imperfect," through the creation of a collage. ~
Join OSMP for a special presentation by a veterinarian about dog first aid in the field and safety for you canine friend. ~
Naturalist and gardener Dave Sutherland will share information and growing tips so you can enjoy Boulder’s wildflowers in your own yard.~
Visit a prairie dog town with naturalist Dave Sutherland. We’ll Learn some amazin’ stuff about Boulder’s favorite rodent! ~
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. ~
Meadow Music 2015 Schedule
June 1st, June 15th, 22nd, and 29th
July 13th, 20th, 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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