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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

Open Space Story Time and Art Hike

@ 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Join us for kids' stories read aloud, followed by an easy wild walk to create art using the snow, twigs, leaves and other treasures found on our hike.

The Music of Landscapes

@ 2 p.m.

How do composers capture the essence of the land? Prep for the March 2 Philharmonic concert on a nature hike to sample music that invokes our sense of place.

The Music of Landscapes

@ 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How do composers capture the essence of the land? Prep for the March 2 Philharmonic concert on a nature hike to sample music that invokes our sense of place.

Wings of Spring: Waterfowl Watching

@ 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. ~

Wings of Spring: Waterfowl Watching

@ 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. ~

Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Community Campfire

@ 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!

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