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Join us at Memorial Park/Prospect Lake for this FREE event for kids and adults alike! Experience a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, paddling SUP boards, fly fishing, spin fishing, slack lining, mapping, shooting and more! A variety of outdoor businesses and nonprofit agencies will have activities on display for the public to try.

Not into fly fishing? Try spin casting. Maybe you can’t mountain bike. Try a new pedal-assisted electric bike. Maybe you want to learn about mapping. Or perhaps bird watching is more your style.

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Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO

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Location Details: Events will take place in the park and at the Prospect Lake swim beach.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at the parking lot.
Enjoy a brief, family-friendly astronomy program followed by skygazing. Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Dress warmly, bring water and a blanket or chair to sit on in the parking lot. Program begins at the picnic shelter, a 0.25 mile-walk. Please arrive on time! The gate closes shortly after start time and parking is not allowed on the road outside the gate. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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Nix Farm Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road.
These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Parking is limited - please carpool, bike or walk. Bring a snack if you like. Enjoy a presentation on bats of Colorado and learn about the research and data gathered at Gateway and other natural areas over the last few years. Program is accessible and free, registration required at fcgov.com/register.

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Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, Meet at Primrose Studio
Experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku on this guided nature walk. Learn to open your senses to nature’s healing power. Bring water, sun protection, closed-toe shoes and any other comforts you may need. 18+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, meet at the parking lot.
Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot. No registration required, but sign up at fcgov.com/register for updates and reminders.

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These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Parking is limited - please carpool, bike or walk. Bring a snack if you like. Program Topic: How Are the Birds? Ten years of bird research and conservation at Soapstone Prairie reveal exciting trends. Join Natural Areas Wildlife Biologist Aran Meyer and Rocky Mountain Bird Conservancy’s Community and Outreach Specialist Erin Youngberg to learn more. Program is accessible and free, registration required at fcgov.com/register.

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Event Description:

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at the parking lot.
Enjoy a brief, family-friendly astronomy program followed by skygazing. Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Dress warmly, bring water and a blanket or chair to sit on in the parking lot. Program begins at the picnic shelter, a 0.25 mile-walk. Please arrive on time! The gate closes shortly after start time and parking is not allowed on the road outside the gate. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet in north parking lot
Explore with experts in geology and ecology to uncover the secrets of the oldest rocks in Fort Collins and how the landscape was shaped by natural forces to form the ecological landscape of today. Bring sun protection, lunch, water, sturdy shoes, and rain gear. Walk the Gangplank: Discover the geologic secrets of rocks shed from the Rocky Mountains and how these influence human and wildlife activity. 5-6 miles; moderate-strenuous. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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Pineridge Natural Area, meet at the west parking lot above Dixon Reservoir. Do not park at Maxwell for this program.
Discover fascinating ecological links in this dynamic life zone. Learn about the ecological connections between the prairie, shrublands and ponderosa pine forests. Please bring water, lunch, sun protection, and closed-toe shoes. 1 mile; easy. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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