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 Sign Up Winter Stars: Last-minute Telescope Program
  Friday, February 21, 2020 |   06:30 PM | Boulder Valley Ranch

Winter Stars: Last-minute Telescope Program Fri. Feb 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Winter’s stars gleam down at us from a chill, dark sky. There's Orion, belt and dagger; the glaring red eye of Taurus the Bull; and the Pleiades like a faint cluster of p...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Signs of Winter Storytime and Kids Hike
  Wednesday, February 26, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Celebrate the joys of winter with naturalist Ellen Orleans as we read snow themed picture books, adding our own animal noises and wing flapping! Next we’ll head off for a half hour winter-detective, 5-senses hike! If weather is inhospitable, a sim...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Ranger Paula’s Wild Adventures: The Secret Life of Trees
  Saturday, February 29, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Enchanted Mesa

Join OSMP naturalist Jenny Natapow on a wild adventure where we will listen to trees and peer into their secret lives. Did you know that trees live in a community, just like you and me? They communicate with each other too. Come discover how trees...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Nature Play
  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Wonderland Lake

Join OSMP for a morning of exploring, climbing, creating, and observing signs of wildlife. Nature play is an opportunity for the whole family to connect with nature. Enjoy using your imagination to build, discover, and observe the natural world. A...

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 Sign Up Nature For Kids & Families: Animal Ninjas
  Saturday, March 7, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Shanahan Ridge / Lehigh

You can learn a lot from watching animals. Animals are sneaky, they can hide well, attack quickly to catch food and fight hard to defend themselves. Meet volunteer naturalist Debora Martin to explore the ways that animals are like Ninjas and Nin...

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 Waitlist Owl Moon
  Monday, March 9, 2020 |   07:00 PM | Other OSMP Location |  Registration Required

Celebrate the full moon with a journey into the world of the great horned owl -- a powerful and mysterious nocturnal predator. Naturalist Dave Sutherland will guide you into the darkness on this easy nighttime hike in the moonlight, suitable for a...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Shapes & Art Storytime Hike
  Wednesday, March 11, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Join OSMP Naturalist Debbie Cushman for story time followed by a kid-friendly hike! Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage for stories, then we will head outdoors to create some art on the trails using natural materials found there. Snow, sticks, r...

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 Sign Up Wings of Spring: Waterfowl Watching
  Saturday, March 14, 2020 |   07:30 AM | Sawhill Ponds

Join us to do the Duck Walk! When spring springs, thousands of water birds leave their southern homes for the breeding grounds of the north. Many stop over at Sawhill Ponds. Join naturalist Dave Sutherland for this early morning hike to spy on m...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Nature Play
  Thursday, March 19, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Enchanted Mesa

Join OSMP for a morning of exploring, climbing, creating, and observing signs of wildlife. Nature play is an opportunity for the whole family to connect with nature. Enjoy using your imagination to build, discover, and observe the natural world. A...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Signs of Spring Storytime Hike
  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Join OSMP for story time followed by a kid-friendly hike! Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage for stories and then we’ll head off for a 30-minute detective hike to look for signs of spring. If weather is hospitable, a simple art project will be ...

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