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Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the north parking lot.
Travel back in time to learn how Paleoindians survived the high plains and how Smithsonian Institution archaeologists uncovered their story in the 1930s. Bring sun and wind protection, water, and closed-toe shoes. 0.25 miles; easy. 12+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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Nix Farm, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road
These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Learn about these dynamic relationships occurring at Soapstone Prairie and hear updates on the ferret population from Natural Areas Land and Water Manager, Daylan Figgs. Parking is limited—please carpool, bike or walk. Bring a snack if you like. 16+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Enjoy a day of family-friendly learning about the wonders of Soapstone Prairie. Stop by anytime. Naturalists will be stationed at various spots of interest around the property. Visit the Bison Overlook, Lindenmeier archaeological site, and more! To learn more, visit fcgov.com/register. Free, no registration required.

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Join us if you dare to take a spooky (yet safe) kid-friendly hike and surround yourself with Halloween stories while wearing your favorite costume! Get ready to create a spooky pumpkin worthy of taking home. Ages 6-10.
Class is $3. Limited to 15 spaces.

What to Bring: Wear your favorite costume!

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Look out, construction at work! In this hike we will explore nature’s engineers that build their own homes at Standley Lake We’ll learn about how they drastically change their environment and the wonderful adaptations that help them create amazing structures.

Class is free! (Park pass required.) All ages welcome. Limited to 20 spaces.

What to Bring: Dress appropriately for walking outdoors.

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Stroll through Walnut Creek Golf Reserve and seek out the migratory birds that travel through the Front Range! Make sure to pack your binoculars to make spotting our flying friends easier.
Park day entrance fee or pass required. Class is free! All ages welcome. Limited to 15 spaces.

What to Bring: Bring binoculars. Dress appropriately for walking in the sun.

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Climb to the top of Westminster’s urban trees at Mushroom Pond in this entry-level tree climbing class! On this tree climbing adventure discover the importance of trees and enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape, nature, wildlife, and more. This class is very hands-on, experiential, and designed to give your child an unforgettable experience. A certified City of Westminster Forestry instructor will get you up into the trees safely by using ropes and safety equipment.

Cost is $15 per person. Ages 8-12. Class is limited to 12 spaces.

What to Bring: Children will be outdoors the entirety of the program. Water bottles, sunscreen, hats, and appropriate clothing/shoes are highly recommended.

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Autumn is around the corner and seasonal changes have already begun! Walk alongside the Park Naturalist and discover the beauty of fall at Standley Lake.

Class is free! (Park pass required). All ages welcome. Limited to 15 spaces.

What to Bring: Wear appropriate clothing for hiking. Bring water and a hat.

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Hike alongside Urban Forager, Kate Armstrong, while she reveals the local flora that you can add to your menu, as well as which ones to avoid. Ages 10 and older. Limited to 40 spaces.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes, appropriate walking attire, a hat and water. Feel free to bring a notebook for note taking as well!

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Thursday Tot-Times are nature-based programs for our youngest explorers! These programs always feature a tot-sized hike and a fun craft, game or story. Ages 3-5. Limited to 10 spaces.

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes and clothing for short hikes recommended.

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