Cairn Youth Program Mentorship

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 2:00pm Denver, CO

VOC’s Cairn Youth Program is an outdoor stewardship program for high school students. The 9-month program engages youth in hands-on stewardship...

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Pikes Peak Devil's Playground Trail Improvement Weekend

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 7:30am to Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 5:00pm , CO

Join RMFI and the Colorado Mountain Club for a challenging and rewarding high altitude overnight camping project on Pikes Peak! We will spend...

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Continental Divide Trail Jones Pass Trail Restoration

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 4:00pm , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
Located on the Continental Divide at 12,545 feet, Jones Pass embodies the Colorado high country experience. With...

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Lake Agnes Trail Restoration

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 4:00pm , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
The Lake Agnes Trail is a 2.3-mile heavily trafficked trail in the State Forest State Park near Walden, Colorado...

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Nature's Educators: Pokemon Animals

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am Westminster, CO

Standley Lake has partnered with Nature's Educators to bring you a series of live animal educational programs. Due to the popularity of the...

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Sunday Morning Bird Walk

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm Loveland, CO

Come take a peaceful morning hike with a park naturalist along the Grassland Trail! We'll look (and listen!) for summer resident birds along...

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Campfire Nights: "Slip Slidin' Away"

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Loveland, CO

Where did all this mud come from? Mud and dirt enthusiasts of all ages are invited to come meet a local geologist and learn about weathering and...

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Mike O'Brien Memorial Project: Hermit Park Trail Construction & Family Camping

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 4:00pm , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
In Larimer County's Hermit Park Open Space (HPOS), Ponderosa pine forests and wetland meadows provide a...

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Fido 5k Fun Run

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am Loveland, CO

This "Pawsitively" Fun Run & Walk will be Saturday, August 26th at 8am. Come meet local businesses and organizations while...

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Carnivores in the City

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am Westminster, CO

Lions, Coyotes, and Bears oh my! These highly adaptive creatures are coming to the city. Discover ways to coexist with these wild animals and all...

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Naturalists at Soapstone Prairie

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm Wellington, CO

Enjoy a day of learning about the wonders of Soapstone Prairie. Stop by any time. Naturalists will be stationed at the south parking lot, the...

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Astronomy at Bobcat Ridge – The Future of Pluto

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm Masonville, CO

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at the parking lot.
Enjoy a brief, family-friendly astronomy program followed by skygazing and learn what’s...

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Nature's Beauty Hike

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am Westminster, CO

Snap some pictures on this guided hike around Margarets Pond in June and Standley Lake in August to view the season's abundance of colorful...

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Sunday Morning Bird Walk

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm Loveland, CO

Come take a peaceful morning hike with a park naturalist along the Grassland Trail! We'll look (and listen!) for summer resident birds along...

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Black-Footed Ferret Exploration

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm , CO

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area; meet at the west parking lot of Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr. Look for the large white vans in the...

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Campfire Nights: "Oh, Deer"

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Loveland, CO

"Oh, deer!" Join a park naturalist to learn about the members of the deer family that live in Colorado. Afterward, we'll make s...

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Fleeing Fall Fowl

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am Westminster, CO

Explore the fall migrating birds at Standley Lake! We’ll hike 1-mile in hopes to view these warmth seeking birds and learn a little about why they...

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Women's Waterfowl Workshop with Ducks Unlimited

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Loveland, CO

Are you new to waterfowling or would you like to take your game to the next level? This is YOUR opportunity to get ready for waterfowl season this...

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Wild by Wild: Photographs of Wildlife by Wildlife

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm Ft. Collins, CO

Stop by and view the gallery of the latest wild animal “selfies” taken by remote cameras. Fun family activities include checking a camera, finding...

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Stargazing Nights with Northern Colorado Astronomy Society

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm Loveland, CO

Join the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society and a park naturalist in South Heinricy parking lot where you can view the moon, stars,...

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Loren Eiseley: Scientist, Poet and Time Traveler

Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Wellington, CO

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the north parking lot.
Learn how Loren Eiseley, an anthropologist and writer, made a key discovery...

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Senior Sensory Roll and Stroll

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am Ft. Collins, CO

Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area
Experience the wonders of nature through your five senses on this guided nature walk. Following the walk...

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Amphibian Decline: Global to local, a view from the trenches

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Ft. Collins, CO

Nix Farm, 1745 Hoffman Mill Rd
These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural...

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The Story of the American Bison

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm Wellington, CO

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the south parking lot.
See American bison in their natural habitat, the shortgrass prairie! We will...

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Austin Bluffs Trail Restoration at University Park

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:00am Colorado Springs, CO

About the Stewardship Site:
University Park Open Space is located in the heart of Colorado Springs, with easy access from all sides and...

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Environmental Stewardship Project for Teens

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm , CO

Location TBD.
Get your hands dirty and spend a day with your friends outside! This is an opportunity to actively participate in the...

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Westy Family Camp Night

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 10:00am Westminster, CO

Come say goodbye to summer at our 4th annual Westy Family Camp Night! Enjoy canoeing, cookouts, s'mores by the fire, outdoor nature programs...

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Adult Night Walk

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:15pm to 9:15pm , CO

Location provided at registration.
Adults experience a long walk with a Master Naturalist and time for reflection. Walks are offered near...

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Skygazing at Fossil Creek Reservoir

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm Ft. Collins, CO

Fossil Creek Reservoir, meet at the parking lot.
Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your...

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Rustic Women of Soapstone Prairie

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Wellington, CO

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, meet at the north parking lot.
Early pioneers required sacrifice, hard work, and determination to make a...

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Tiny Trekkers

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am , CO

Join Larimer County naturalists for a program designed for your 2-5 year old and you. This program at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, will be a...

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Senior Stroll: If Skulls Could Talk

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am Ft. Collins, CO

Nix Farm, 1745 Hoffman Mill Rd.
Enjoy a short stroll along the Poudre Trail while learning about the wildlife the river supports. Skulls...

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Black-footed Ferret Exploration

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:30pm to 10:30pm Ft. Collins, CO

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area; meet at the west parking lot of Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr. Look for the large white vans in the...

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Astronomy at Bobcat Ridge - The Magnificent Milky Way

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm Loveland, CO

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, meet at the parking lot.
Enjoy a brief, family-friendly astronomy, learn about our amazing galaxy and see the...

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Quandary Peak Trail Restoration

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:15pm , CO

Beginning in 2017, VOC is partnering with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups to launch the NFF...

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International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:00pm Arvada, CO

Celebrate our local stopover sites for migratory birds! Standley Lake Regional Park, Two Ponds Wildlife Refuge, and Majestic View have...

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Tot-Time: Leafy Creatures

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:45am Westminster, CO

Thursday Tot-Times are nature programs provided for our youngest explorers! These programs always have a tot sized hike and a fun nature based...

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Goose Creek Trail Restoration

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 3:30pm , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
Located in Douglas County near Deckers, the popular Goose Creek Trail provides access into the southeast portion...

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Times are a Changin'

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am Westminster, CO

Venture into autumn and witness the changing season and the animals preparing for the upcoming cold. On this easy walk, discover what happens...

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Firefly Trail Construction at McCloskey Natural Area

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:00am , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
Home to Greeley's annual Firefly Night Walk, the McCloskey Natural Area preserves an open space along the...

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Mike O'Brien Memorial Project: Stone Quarry Trail Construction

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 3:30pm , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
The area of Stone Quarry is named for the nearby quarry pits that produced much of the stone used more than a...

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Tiny Trekkers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am , CO

Join Larimer County naturalists for a program designed for your 2-5 year old and you. This program at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, will be a...

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Cascade Creek Trail Restoration

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:30pm , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
This site is located at the base of Chalk Creek Canyon, which attracts visitors who enjoy nearby hot springs,...

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The Cheyenne Mountain Run

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am Colorado SPrings, CO

The third Annual Cheyenne Mountain Run will be held on October 21, 2107. All proceeds help build the Dixon Trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain....

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Fox Meadow Trail Restoration at Barr Lake State Park

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 3:45pm , CO

About the Stewardship Site:
Barr Lake State Park is located a short drive away from Denver in Brighton, Colorado. The park is a great spot...

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