Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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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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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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Coyote Ridge Natural Area, meet in the parking lot
Walks are offered near the full moon with lots of natural light – no need for flashlights! Dress warmly, wear closed-toe walking shoes, and bring water to drink. The activity will include a 1-2 mile walk on unpaved trails, easy. 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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Bobcat Ridge Natural Area,meet in the parking lot
Become a Junior Naturalist! Explore, learn, and grow your stewardship skills. Parents/guardians must be present at all times. Siblings are welcome but the activities will be geared towards the stated age group. Experience a day in the life of pioneer children. Bring your lunch to enjoy in the pioneer cabin. Please bring water, closed-toe shoes, and sun/wind protection. This program will include a 3.5 mile round-trip hike to the cabin and back on a flat gravel trail. Free, reqistration required at fcgov.com/register.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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In the Front Range, edible and medicinal plants can be found wherever you look. Identifying these plants is made easy when you walk alongside Kate Armstrong, a practiced urban forager.
AGES: 10 and older

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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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Get hooked on bees as Bee Guru, Gregg McMahan, shares his passion and knowledge of the art of beekeeping. Buzz on over to discover the magic of bees and their importance in our everyday lives. AGES: 8 and older

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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As we sleep the night away, many creatures are creeping about, looking for their next meal. On this night hike, explore the many animals who hunt and howl in the moonlight. ALL AGES

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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Introduce your child to becoming a fishing fanatic in this beginner’s fishing clinic led by Environmental Learning for Kids!
In this hands-on program, explore the basics of fishing and the ethics behind it. Poles available for use during the program, or bring your own. AGES: 6-14

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