Monday, October 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Fluff, fat, and fur! How do different animals survive the cold months? In this touch-and-tell walk, we will explore how some
animals prepare for and survive the winter season. AGES: 4-7

A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. Registration required online. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please visit the city website or contact the Standley Lake Park Naturalist, Lexie Martinez, for more\] information at 303-658-2796 or lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

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Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
All ages, Free
Meet at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Street
Stroll along one of Arvada’s 149+ miles of trails with Arvada native, Dean Bernard. Adults and children will enjoy learning about some of the nature in and around Arvada. Dean has a unique way of sharing history through storytelling and interactive exploration. Walk at a casual pace for 1 to 1.5 hours. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Walks cancelled if there is lightning in the area.

What to Bring: Walking shoes and dress for the weather.

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Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the south parking lot.
Explore with experts in geology, ecology, and history to learn how Soapstone Prairie came to be, the creatures that keep in functioning, and the homesteading and ranching history of this area. Bring water, food, sun protection and any other comforts you might need. 6-7 miles; off-trail, strenuous. 12+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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Old Town Library Community Room 1, 201 Peterson St.
These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Discover what life was like for the ancient inhabitants of the plains. Anthropologist Dr. Jason LaBelle uncovered artifacts from over 1,200 years ago at Fossil Creek Wetlands. Hear updates from the past three years of research. 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, meet at the north parking lot.
Experience the amazing prose and poetry of naturalist Loren Eiseley and learn about his critical archaeological discovery at the Lindenmeier site. Bring water, sun and wind protection, and closed-toe shoes. 0.5 miles; easy. 12+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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About the Stewardship Site:
Join us for a unique volunteer experience at a gem of Colorado natural and cultural history. Located south of La Junta, Picket Wire Canyon is managed by the USFS Comanche National Grassland and features remnants of early Colorado explorers and settlers, as well as pre-historic Native American rock art and the largest dinosaur track site in North America.

What to Bring: No experience necessary. VOC provides food and camping. You bring your tent and sleeping bag.

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Tuesday, September 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
Ages 14 &up, $5 per person/$15 per family
Meet at Olde Town Square, W. 57th Ave. and Old Wadsworth
Arvada had a Piggly Wiggly! Also learn about the fire that threatened to burn down Olde Town Arvada.Join Arvada native, Dean Bernard, on an evening walk (and interesting stories) at a casual pace lasting 1-1 ½ hours along the streets of Olde Town Arvada. Bring your water bottle and walking shoes. Class size is limited, register early. Cancelled if inclement weather.

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Location Details: Meet on the Olde Town Arvada Square on 57th Ave and Old Wadsworth

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Thursday, September 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
Ages 8+, $5
Take an armchair journey down under to view the magnificent scenery and wildlife of New Zealand. Imagine standing in a rainforest surrounded by giant ferns while viewing glaciers off in the distance. This breathtaking digital slide presentation is conducted by Bob Barber, a professional wildlife photographer.

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Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the south parking lot shelter.
Learn about the acquisition of Soapstone Prairie, the history of the American Bison, and the treasures uncovered at the Lindenmeier archaeological site. Bring water, food, sun protection, and any other comforts you might need. 16+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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22998 Rawhide Flats Road, Wellington, CO

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Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at the parking lot.
Become a Junior Naturalist (ages 8-12)! Explore, learn, and grow your stewardship skills. Experience a day in the life of pioneer children. Attend all programs and receive Junior Naturalist Certification. Parents/guardians must be present at all times. Siblings are welcome but activities will be geared towards the stated age group. Bring water, lunch, and sturdy shoes. 3.5 miles; easy. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

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