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
Learn how to keep your dog safe while hiking on Open Space and Mountain Parks trails. ~
We will go on an adventure hunt to an amazing place - May's Point - using an explorer's guide filled with fun activities! ~
Join Ranger Brian Litwin on a moderate hike to learn what bears are up to this time of year. Are they dangerous? ~
In-depth exploration of the Fox Hills sandstone and wildlife at the White Rocks, an area so fragile it is usually closed to visitors. ~
Join Ranger Lisa Goncalo on a hike around Wonderland Lake, and learn about the many hats Rangers wear. Lots of stories! ~
Explore the history of the gritty coal-mining settlement of Marshal, and learn about the geology that made this a boom town. ~
Visit fun educational stations amid the beautiful fall colors while your dog trick-or-treats for tasty dog snacks and toys along the way. ~
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