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Recovery and Wellness Series: Recovery Community Holiday Celebration Profile Photo  Sign Up Recovery and Wellness Series: Recovery Community Holiday Celebration
  Saturday, 03 December 2022 |   09:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Geared towards those in recovery, join Open Space and Mountain Parks and Boulder Community Health to experience a celebration of the recovery community this holiday season. Expect a light hike to an outdoor shelter, community building games, and o...

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StoryTime: Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter (KIDS Ages 3-6) Profile Photo  Sign Up StoryTime: Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter (KIDS Ages 3-6)
  Sunday, 04 December 2022 |   10:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Wait for winter no longer! Join OSMP for winter-themed stories inside the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage followed by a hike looking for the first signs that winter is on its way. Sleeping bags and blankets are welcome for the story! StoryTime progra...

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A Hibernation Hike to Mallory Cave Profile Photo  Sign Up A Hibernation Hike to Mallory Cave
  Sunday, 04 December 2022 |   01:00 PM | NCAR

Ever felt like eating 20,000 calories and sleeping it off all winter? Wish your work benefits included three months paid hibernation? Join a challenging hike with OSMP Naturalist Jessie Ermak to the base of Mallory Cave, an important home to bat...

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Winter Wonderland: Life in the Cold (Virtual) Profile Photo  Sign Up Winter Wonderland: Life in the Cold (Virtual)
  Wednesday, 07 December 2022 |   06:00 PM | Virtual

Did you know that snowflakes are classified by their shapes? That some animals live under the snow in what scientists called the subnivean world or that lakes actually “turnover” for the winter? Join OSMP Rangers for this informative family virtua...

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A Caroling Hike with Musician Jeff Kagan Profile Photo  Sign Up A Caroling Hike with Musician Jeff Kagan
  Saturday, 10 December 2022 |   12:00 PM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Join Kids' Musician Jeff Kagan of "Jeff & Paige" and OSMP staff for a mellow holiday hike and caroling. Expect a moderate, group stroll through the Chautauqua meadow with a handful of stops along the way to sing some holiday favorites. Don't know ...

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Nature Explorers: Wildlife in Winter (KIDS Ages 5-10) Profile Photo  Sign Up Nature Explorers: Wildlife in Winter (KIDS Ages 5-10)
  Saturday, 10 December 2022 |   03:00 PM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Join Naturalist Kelly on this family-friendly hike to explore how plants & animals survive the winter in different ecosystems. Make memories while playing kid-oriented nature games and learning the nature of Chautauqua. Bring warm drinks and snack...

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A Trail Less Traveled: social hike at Joder Profile Photo  Sign Up A Trail Less Traveled: social hike at Joder
  Sunday, 11 December 2022 |   10:00 AM | Buckingham Park

OSMP is so much more than Chautauqua! Hike with naturalist Ellen on the west end of the Joder Ranch trail. We’ll branch off the main trail, visit an old quarry site, and enjoy a fantastic view at the top. This is an easy to moderate hike with ...

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Enchanting Ecology: Winter Edition Profile Photo  Sign Up Enchanting Ecology: Winter Edition
  Sunday, 11 December 2022 |   12:30 PM | Enchanted Mesa

Join OSMP Naturalist Devyn on this family-friendly hike to explore the superpowers of the ponderosa pine forest ecosystem in winter. Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland of snowy ponderosas while learning about forest ecology. Bring warm drinks...

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StoryTime: Animal Hat Hike (KIDS Ages 3-6) Profile Photo  Sign Up StoryTime: Animal Hat Hike (KIDS Ages 3-6)
  Tuesday, 13 December 2022 |   11:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Wear your favorite animal hat and join naturalist Ellen Orleans for story time. Our reading time will include arm flapping, finger snow falling, and foot stopping, followed by nature detective sleuthing on a kid-friendly hike. If you don’t have an...

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A Caroling Hike with Jeff and Paige Profile Photo  Sign Up A Caroling Hike with Jeff and Paige
  Wednesday, 14 December 2022 |   04:00 PM | Bobolink

Join Kids' Musician Jeff Kagan of "Jeff & Paige" and OSMP staff for a mellow holiday hike and caroling. Expect a moderate, group stroll through the Chautauqua meadow with a handful of stops along the way to sing some holiday favorites. Don't know ...

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