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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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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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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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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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Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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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 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Coloradans are known for their immense pride of the Centennial State. From alpines to mesas, this beautiful land offers numerous habitats for a large range of wildlife. Discover the native animals of the Front Range who call Colorado home year round. ALL AGES

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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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Come say goodbye to summer at our 5th Annual Westy Family Camp Night. This program is for the whole family with activities like paddling on the lake, cookouts, live animal and astronomy programs, arts and crafts, and much more!

Check-in begins Saturday afternoon; all campers must check out by 1 PM Sunday afternoon
Cost- 15.00 for residents
17.00 for non-residents

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