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, rare plants, and historic railroads create a complex window into the cultural and geologic past of north Boulder. ~
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. ~
Join Bolder Boulder poster artist Anne Gifford to learn how to select interesting painting subjects from the majestic scenery around us. ~
Are you new to Boulder? Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 - wildlife, history, hiking trails! ~
New to Boulder? Bring your dog along on this hike while you get a crash course in OSMP 101 with naturalist Jayne Basford. ~
A fun hike for kids to learn about bears, lions and what to do if you meet one while hiking on the trail! ~
Get a crash course in Open Space 101 with naturalist Jean Koszalka on this early morning hike to beat the summer heat. ~
Connect with our open spaces through nature journaling. This hike will encourage you to slow down, ask questions, and see details. ~
Experience the beauty and mystery of the White Rocks under July's Blue Moon with naturalist Dave Sutherland. ~
Learn how you and your dog can stay safe while hiking on Open Space and Mountain Parks trails. Leashed dogs are welcome on this hike. ~
Meadow Music 2015 Schedule
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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