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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

Rattlesnakes, Rarities and Railroads

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Rattlesnakes, rare plants, and historic railroads create a complex window into the cultural and geologic past of north Boulder. ~

Newcomers’ Hike to a Flatiron!

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Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 with naturalist Jean Koszalka on this after-work hike. ~

Adaptive Mountain Bike Clinic

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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! ~

Tallgrass Colors

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Explore the botanical fireworks in a rare stand of tallgrass prairie with OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland. ~

Wabi Sabi: The Beauty in Imperfection

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Explore Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of “the beauty of things imperfect," on a nature hike, and through the creation of art work. ~

Tallgrass Colors

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Explore the botanical fireworks in a rare stand of tallgrass prairie with OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland. ~

Watch the Moon Disappear!

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Join City and County Open Space naturalists to view Sunday night's lunar eclipse through telescopes at the Beech Picnic Shelter! ~

The Flood at Four Mile Canyon Creek

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Hike what's left of the Old Kiln trail to see the geological and ecological effects of September 2013's massive flood. ~

Nature as Inspiration for Print Making

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We'll make quick field sketches as we hike, then use acrylic paints to turn your favorites into prints! Art materials supplied. ~

White Rocks Wonderland – For Families

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Enjoy a gentle kid-oriented 2-mile hike to see the White Rocks, an area so fragile and precious that it is ordinarily closed to visitation.~

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

 

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