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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, 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

White Rocks Treasures

Sunday, August 09, 2020 | 08:00 AM | White Rocks/Weiser

Experience the beauty and mystery of nature at Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks' White Rocks, where natural forces have created a unique environment available to the public through guided hikes. Join OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland for an i...

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Stories of the Burning Sky

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 09:00 PM |

Join Ranger Dave Gustafson on a short walk to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, which can produce up to 150 meteors per hour. Not only will we hear stories about common constellations, we will also learn some constellations and stories ...

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White Rocks Treasures

Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 08:00 AM | White Rocks/Weiser

Experience the beauty and mystery of nature at Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks' White Rocks, where natural forces have created a unique environment available to the public through guided hikes. Join OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland for an i...

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Dancing with the Wild - Arts program

Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 09:00 AM | South Mesa

With trees as our leaders and water guiding our flow, come step into a dance with Nature. We’ll practice listening to our inner worlds, each other, and the Wild to inspire our dance. Writing, drawing and coloring will also be a part of our explora...

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Sunrise Yoga

Saturday, August 22, 2020 | 08:00 AM | Flagstaff Sunrise Amphitheater

Join local certified yoga teacher Maddie Tyo for a free Vinyasa Yoga session, where we'll harmonize movement and breath to flow from one pose to the next in one of the best sunrise spots in Boulder. This all levels class will utilize the power of ...

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Escape to White Rocks

Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 07:30 AM | White Rocks/Weiser

Put on your mask AND bring your commitment to a minimum 6 ft social distance for a nature fix with a small group of safety-conscious folks at White Rocks. Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike to see an area so fragile and precious that it is closed to visita...

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Escape to White Rocks

Thursday, September 03, 2020 | 07:30 AM | White Rocks/Weiser

Put on your mask AND bring your commitment to a minimum 6 ft social distance for a nature fix with a small group of safety-conscious folks at White Rocks. Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike to see an area so fragile and precious that it is closed to visita...

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