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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 expecpt 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

Hiking as a Family

@ 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Parents and grandparents can learn fun tips and tricks for engaging young children in nature. Learn from a seasoned nature momma!

Triple Peak Challenge

@ 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate spring with the OSMP Rangers as you summit Bear Peak, South Boulder Peak and Green Mountain all in one day!

Bow Drill Friction Fire: Give It a Whirl!

@ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn how to make fire with a bow drill, using friction - try it for yourself! We'll show you how to make your own bow drill. Ages 10 - adult.

OSMP Nature Play Date

@ 9 to 11 a.m.

Join OSMP for a morning of nature play! Nature Play dates offer opportunities to relax with your children in nature. Drop in and explore. All ages welcome.

Vitality of Living Spaces

@ 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Join naturalist Lynne Sullivan for this gentle, slow meander, reconnecting to nature and the cosmos, and enhancing our vitality with a deeper mindfulness.

Gear Adjustment Drop-In

@ 12 to 4 p.m.

Drop by the Ranger Cottage to get confident with your outdoor gear, then test it out on our trails. Learn how to adjust and pack your stuff!

Jungle Birds of Boulder

@ 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Why fly to the jungle when tropical birds will come to us? We'll use Birds of Costa Rica as our field guide book, and see how many we find.

Jungle Birds of Boulder

@ 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Why fly to the jungle when tropical birds will come to us? We'll use Birds of Costa Rica as our field guide book, and see how many we find.

OSMP Nature Play Date

@ 9 to 11 a.m.

Join OSMP for a morning of nature play! Nature Play Dates offer opportunities to relax with your children in nature. Drop in and explore. All ages welcome.

Rattlesnakes, Rarities and Railroads

@ 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

The Riches of Ditches Bike Tour - RESCHEDULED!

@ 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Take an 11-mile bike ride along our irrigation ditches to learn amazing things about Boulder's early settlers, the first farms, and water use in the West.

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