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Nature Hikes and Programs

Nature Hikes and Programs

COVID 19 cancellations: All OSMP public programs, including Voice and Sight Tag Program education classes and nature hikes are canceled. Learn more about city-related COVID19 closures.  Other OSMP-related closures can be viewed at OSMP.org.  

Even though we are all staying home, nature goes on outside every day! Just look out your window, or go for a walk in your neighborhood (remember to stay 6 feet away from people not in your family!) Do you have questions about what you see?  Or do you want to know about the plants, animals, rocks, or history of Open Space and Mountain Parks? Send your questions to Coyote Bob. He is a one-coyote encyclopedia of far-out facts, intriguing information and detailed data about the Boulder Valley.  ¡Y Coyote Bob habla español también!


Natural Selections is our ongoing series of educational nature programs on topics including ecology, wildlife, local history, night hikes, field workshops with local artists, star-gazing, children’s programs, plus many more. All programs are free and open to the public. Please do not bring dogs except for special dog-guardian hikes.

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 or send you spam!

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

Seed Collection

Thursday, July 09, 2020 | 08:30 AM | Other OSMP Location

Volunteer with us for the first seed collection of the season. We will be incorporating CDC/WHO guidelines along with the state of Colorado standards for precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) uses nati...

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Seed Collection

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 08:30 AM | Other OSMP Location

Volunteer with us for a seed collection project. We will be incorporating CDC/WHO guidelines along with the state of Colorado standards for precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) uses native seed in res...

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Seed Collection

Thursday, September 03, 2020 | 09:00 AM | Other OSMP Location

Volunteer with us for a seed collection project. We will be incorporating CDC/WHO guidelines along with the state of Colorado standards for precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) uses native seed in res...

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Seed Collection

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 09:00 AM | Other OSMP Location

Volunteer with us for a seed collection project. We will be incorporating CDC/WHO guidelines along with the state of Colorado standards for precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) uses native seed in res...

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National Public lands Day 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020 | 08:00 AM |

Join City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks for National Public Lands Day 2020 where volunteers will help construct or maintain an OSMP trail. The project will involve hiking over uneven terrain, bending, lifting up to 25lbs, and using gener...

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Seed Collection

Thursday, October 08, 2020 | 09:30 AM | Other OSMP Location

Volunteer with us for a seed collection project. We will be incorporating CDC/WHO guidelines along with the state of Colorado standards for precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) uses native seed in res...

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