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TRAINING - Sheltered English Profile Photo  Sign Up TRAINING - Sheltered English
  Wednesday, 01 February 2023 |   09:30 AM | Classroom / Indoor Location

Come and join Rafael Salgado, Calwood Executive Director, and longtime Environmental Educator in a Sheltered English instruction training. Don’t miss it. This technique will allow you to communicate with English Language learners (ELL) and wil...

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Flatiron Freddy: OSMP's Groundhog Day Tradition Profile Photo  Sign Up Flatiron Freddy: OSMP's Groundhog Day Tradition
  Thursday, 02 February 2023 |   07:30 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Join the City of Boulder Rangers virtually or in person for a celebration of Groundhog Day. Meet the famous Flatiron Freddy and find out his prediction. Learn how the stars have something to do with this day and why a real groundhog would never s...

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Nature Explorers: Let it Snow! (KIDS Ages 5-10) Profile Photo  Sign Up Nature Explorers: Let it Snow! (KIDS Ages 5-10)
  Saturday, 04 February 2023 |   12:00 PM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Celebrate the winter season with this family friendly program about snow! Along the hike, engage in activities with Naturalist Kelly to learn what snow can teach us about nature and play in our winter wonderland at Chautauqua park. Please bring...

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Dating and Mating in the Animal Kingdom: A Valentine's Day Hike Profile Photo  Sign Up Dating and Mating in the Animal Kingdom: A Valentine's Day Hike
  Sunday, 05 February 2023 |   01:00 PM | Flatirons Vista

Birds Do It. Bees Do It. As spring nears, love, or rather, pheromones, are in the air. Join naturalist Jessie on a moderate, two-mile adults-only hike covering the basics of wildlife woo-ing. From catching a mate's eye to outcompeting other suitor...

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Loving Open Space: Valentine Making Kids Hike (Ages 3-6) Profile Photo  Sign Up Loving Open Space: Valentine Making Kids Hike (Ages 3-6)
  Thursday, 09 February 2023 |   01:00 PM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

What do you love about being outdoors? After reading picture books together, kids will create valentines celebrating Open Space. Then hike the meadow trail, viewing the world through heart-shaped frames. Geared to ages 2 to 5, but all are welcome.

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Out in Nature: Virtual Winter Ecology (LGBTQIA+) Profile Photo  Sign Up Out in Nature: Virtual Winter Ecology (LGBTQIA+)
  Thursday, 09 February 2023 |   06:00 PM | Virtual

Did you know that trees give off heat at night? Have you heard that there is a movement toward queering ecology? Learn about winter ecology and more during a virtual program. Grab a cup of cocoa settle in for a fascinating time.

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Valentine's Day Art at a Trailhead Profile Photo  Sign Up Valentine's Day Art at a Trailhead
  Saturday, 11 February 2023 |   10:00 AM | Chautauqua Trailhead

Here in Boulder, we have always had a special place in our heart for the nature and land that we call home. The trails and parks have been with us through the good and bad times, and may even be a source of hope and inspiration to us. During a tim...

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Tracks in the Snow (for Older Adults age 60+) Profile Photo  Sign Up Tracks in the Snow (for Older Adults age 60+)
  Thursday, 16 February 2023 |   07:00 PM | Virtual

Do you ever wonder who made those tracks? We may not typically see much wildlife in town or when we are out hiking, but when we learn how to read animals’ tracks and sign, it adds a new dimension to being outdoors. When we have the right skillset,...

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A Nature Play Date (KIDS- All Ages) Profile Photo  Sign Up A Nature Play Date (KIDS- All Ages)
  Monday, 20 February 2023 |   10:00 AM | Enchanted Mesa

Day off from school? Come spend it outside! Bring it back to the basics at a Nature Play Date. Play Dates offer an opportunity for kids and their parents to have unstructured time in nature, full of play and discovery. Catch a bug. Go on a color...

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Trail Challenge Series: Hogback Ridge Profile Photo  Sign Up Trail Challenge Series: Hogback Ridge
  Saturday, 25 February 2023 |   10:00 AM | Four Mile Creek

For many, winter can often be a time of social isolation and physical dormancy, but it doesn’t have to be! One way to avoid the winter blues is by taking on the OSMP Trail Challenge. Join OSMP's Recreation Coordinator, Dakota Anderson, as he intro...

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