OSMP Education Program Topics List
Choose a program topic from the list below. We prefer to present these programs outdoors on OSMP, but can bring some programs to your classroom. Most of these programs can also be given in Spanish for groups of all ages. If your desired topic is not on this list, please be sure to ask; we may be able to accommodate you.
We can tailor these topics to match your specific needs and meet specific State of Colorado Teaching Standards and benchmarks. When you register, please let us know how to adapt the topic to reinforce your lesson plans or curriculum.
Boulder sales tax revenue pays for these programs. Shop in Boulder to keep these programs free.
Outdoor Safety: Caring for your land, Leave No Trace ethics, stewardship, outdoor and hiking safety
Ecology: general ecology; wetland ecology; fire ecology; winter ecology; habitats and ecosystems of Open Space and Mountain Parks
Wildlife: prairie dogs, mountain lions, bats, bears, birds & bird watching, raptors, predators, bones and skulls, animal tracks and sign
Evolution: evolution / natural selection and other mechanisms; adaptations
Seasonal Changes: fall, winter, spring, summer, climate (drought)
Plants: invasive weeds; wildflowers; seeds; pollination and plant / animal interactions; native plant gardening
Insects and Butterflies
Natural Resource Management/Careers
Boulder-area History: Open Space and Mountain Parks, Chautauqua, Boulder area
Arts: drawing, painting, writing, nature, journaling, music, dance
White Rocks public hikes open for group reservations:
OSMP offers public hikes on the White Rocks property from August through October. Two hikes per year are available to be reserved by organizations, the rest are open registration. To apply for a reserved group hike, submit a request to Lynne Sullivan at [email protected] by the end of April. If more than two requests come in per year, the recipients will be randomly chosen (assuming none of the groups have already had a dedicated hike within the last 5 years). Confirmation notifications (or wait-listing) will occur in mid-May. Questions - please email Lynne Sullivan.
Visit our Resources for Nature Educators webpage for an ever-growing selection of resources to help you plan classes, workshops, and activities. Download information and activities for geology, flora, fauna, and history.
Send us email at [email protected] or call 720-398-7324 for more information.