Nature Hikes and Programs
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.
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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
@ 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Únase al equipo de “Caminar para Conectar” para respirar aire puro, conocer nuevos amigos y hacer ejercicio en nuestros hermosos senderos.
@ 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Join naturalist Debbie Cushman for spring-time storybooks read aloud, followed by a kid-friendly walk to seek out signs of the changing season! Ages 2 - 6.
@ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn how to coordinate an emergency response or rescue in the field - a life-saving skill for the novice and experienced outdoor enthusiast.
@ 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
An early morning hike around Sawhill Ponds to spy on migrating ducks and waterfowl. Birders of all abilities welcome. ~
@ 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Share the joys of spring and new beginnings with an afternoon of stories, song, hiking, and friendship, enhanced by the warmth of a fire. All ages welcome!
@ 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Kids can learn all about Colorado's amazing wildcats on this fun and activity-rich hike into the forest at Shanahan Ridge.