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 Sign Up KIDS: Nature Play- LOCATION CHANGE!!!
  Thursday, November 21, 2019 |   10:00 AM | Enchanted Mesa

LOCATION CHANGE: Due to overnight and morning snow in the forecast, this event has been moved to Enchanted Mesa. Join OSMP for a morning of exploring, climbing, creating, and observing signs of wildlife. Nature play is an opportunity for the wh...

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 Sign Up Art in Nature Series - Mandala Making
  Saturday, November 23, 2019 |   12:00 PM | Foothills Nature Center

OSMP is joining up with Live by Living to prepare for the upcoming holiday by centering yourself through mandala making outdoors and focusing on all that you are grateful for. We will be working with natural objects, journaling, and creating than...

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 Sign Up Winter is Coming!
  Saturday, November 23, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Shanahan Ridge / Lehigh

Just how do our local plants and animals survive the changing of the seasons and life in the cold? Winter can be a tough time, but our resourceful species have a whole tool box of strategies for survival. Enjoy this easy hike and exploration with ...

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 Sign Up Top of the World!
  Sunday, November 24, 2019 |   12:30 PM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Come along with naturalist Dave Sutherland for a fairly strenuous hike to the top of the Flatirons for a spectacular view of Boulder Valley. We’ll look for winter birds, ancient rocks, and keep our eyes open for Nature’s winter surprises. Meet at ...

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 Sign Up Nature for Kids and Parents: Gobble, Gobble
  Sunday, November 24, 2019 |   01:00 PM | Shanahan Ridge / Lehigh

Did you know that only the Tom makes the " gobble, gobble " sound we hear from turkeys? Learn the many terrific facts about wild turkeys while learning a song and playing games. Strut like a wild turkey in the ponderosa pines with volunteer natu...

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 Sign Up Talkin' Turkey hike (*ages 9+)
  Tuesday, November 26, 2019 |   03:00 PM | Lions Lair

This program is geared for Tweens/Teens and their families. Join OSMP Naturalists for a moderate 4 mile hike on one of Boulder's newer trails. This program is all about the wild turkey's living in the area while searching/tracking them in their...

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 Sign Up KIDS: Nature Play
  Tuesday, November 26, 2019 |   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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 Register Trail Challenge Series - Homestead/Towhee Trails
  Friday, November 29, 2019 |   10:00 AM | South Mesa |  Registration Required

Have you experienced all of OSMP's trails? Immerse yourself in local lands with these OSMP led hikes where we help you design your own trail challenge and keep you motivated. As a part of the Trail Challenge Series we’ll explore the unique diversi...

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 Sign Up Art in Nature Series - Journal Making
  Saturday, November 30, 2019 |   12:00 PM | Foothills Nature Center

OSMP is joining up with Live by Living and local guest artists Sue Wallingford and Nanci Feeney to lead us in making our very own nature journals. Bring layers appropriate for the weather, water, and snacks as we’ll be taking our journals outside...

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 Sign Up Thanksgiving Gratitude Hike
  Sunday, December 1, 2019 |   10:30 AM | Hogback Ridge

Hogback loop Trail -N. boulder from the Foothills TH on the east side of Hwy 36 Join naturalist Debbie Cushman for a steep yet leisurely 3 mile hike in the foothills incorporating elements of moving meditation and Forest Bathing. We will immerse ...

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