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July 2018

Jr. Ranger Explorer Series

July 21

Do you have what it takes to be a Jr. Ranger!? Come find out in our Jr. Ranger program! Discover the park’s natural and historical areas, learn stewardship, and explore recreational opportunities. Each session includes a hands on project related to either parks and park rangers, plants, animals, planet earth, conservation, or people. Sign up for one Junior Ranger day or both! Program is from 10:00am-12:00pm at Standley Lake Regional Park Program is offered on July 21st and July 22nd.…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

Gear & Beer

July 24

Gear & Beer is a festival celebrating emerging brands in the outdoor, travel, adventure, and lifestyle industries and the innovative hustling entrepreneurs behind them. Join us to demo gear, shop to your heart’s content, win some swag, eat, drink, and revel in our gear obsession! We’ll have music throughout the night and several gear giveaways and raffles! July 24, 2018 4-10PM Wayfinder Co-op | 525 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 Facebook event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/199777587304927/ Free Sponsored by Bedrock Sandals,…

Categories: Festivals and Special Events, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.facebook.com/events/199777587304927/,

Full Moon Hike

July 27

Have you ever wondered what the lake looks like under the glow of the moon? Join our park naturalist for a moonlit stroll and see firsthand the lake in a whole new light! We will not be using flashlights. Class is offered from 8:00-9:00pm at Standley Lake Regional Park Class is free! Park day entrance fee or pass required. Ages 10 and up. Class is limited to 15 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

Urban Wild Edible Walk

July 28

Every season there are wild edible and medicinal plants growing at Standley Lake! Join the Urban Forager Kate Armstrong to learn how to identify and prepare these natural treasures. Class is from 9:00am-10:00am Ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $8 per person. Class is limited to 40 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

School of Snakes

July 29

They slither and coil, have forked tongues, and eat rodents. Yes, it’s a snake! School of Snakes features live animals to see the importance of these scaly creatures. Participants will get to meet Betty the bullsnake to get an up close look at our slithering friends. Class is offered 9am-10:30am Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: 5-8 Class is free! Park pass required. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,
August 2018

Denver’s Historic Mountain Parks System

August 4

W. Bart Berger, President and founder of the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation will give a historic overview of the creation of this unique park system, and explore the current predicament it finds itself in. He will discuss the unrealized potential of these parks and open spaces for outdoor recreation and education; the formation of the Foundation, and the work that has been done to revitalize this important Denver amenity. At the Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. 80207, August…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/denver%27s-historic-mountain-parks-system,

Nature’s Beauty Hike

August 5

Snap some pictures on this guided hike around Margarets Pond in July and Standley Lake in August and view the season’s abundance of colorful wildflowers, foliage, and gorgeous vistas! While getting exercise and fresh air we will learn about the environment, including flower names and common wildlife. Dress appropriately. Bring sunscreen and water. Program is from 8:00am-10:00am All ages welcome. Class is free! Park pass required. Class is limited to 12 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

Lowry Speaker Series Presents: An Evening with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

August 7

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies joins the Lowry Speaker Series on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for a talk about the importance and wonders of birds. They will discuss the typical birds we can expect to find in our backyards and how to identify them. They will also talk about bird banding and its importance in conservation and invite the audience to participate in a bird banding demonstration, extracting felt birds from a mist net and collecting data from the birds…

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
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S’more Stories

August 12

Standley Lake and Westminster Public Library have teamed up to share their appreciation for nature, wellness and literacy with you! Gather round the campfire for delicious s’more stories and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer by taking a short nature walk and feeling animal pelts. Program is from 7:30-8:30pm Children must be accompanied by adults. All ages welcome. Class is free! Park pass required. Class is limited to 40 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

Tree Climbing Adventure!

August 18

Climb to the top of Westminster’s urban trees in this entry level tree climbing class! On this tree climbing adventure at Standley Lake Regional Park, discover the importance of trees and enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape, nature, wildlife, and more. This class is very hands-on, experiential, and designed to give your child an unforgettable experience. A certified City of Westminster Forestry instructor will get you up into the trees safely by using ropes and safety equipment. Class is…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

What’s All the Buzz?

August 19

Are you considering beekeeping as a new hobby? Buzz on over to discover the ins and outs of beekeeping with Bee Guru, Gregg McMahan. “Bee” ready to safely see an active bee hive! Class is offered from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Standley Lake Regional Park All ages welcome. Class is free! Park pass required. Class is limited to 20 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

Prairie Dog Town

August 25

Prairie dogs have adapted to life on the prairie in several ways. Take an easy hike to our prairie dog town and observe their impactful behavior in our ecosystems and discover just how complex the lifestyle of our black tailed friends can be. Class is offered 9am-10:30am All ages welcome. Class is free! Park pass required. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,

Full Moon Hike

August 26

Have you ever wondered what the lake looks like under the glow of the moon? Join our park naturalist for a moonlit stroll and see firsthand the lake in a whole new light! We will not be using flashlights. Class is offered from 7:30pm-8:30pm at Standley Lake Regional Park Class is free! Park day entrance fee or pass required. Ages 10 and up. Class is limited to 15 spaces. For more information call 303-658-2796 or email lbmartin@cityofwestminster.us

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,
September 2018

Fall Clean-Up!

September 8

The Urban Farm 10200 Smith Road Denver This is the most fun ever! Join us as we beautify our Farm. Bring your friends, neighbors, gloves, water and get ready to help prepare the Farm for winter weather! The animals and our visitors will love you for it! Register below to volunteer.

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: theurbanfarm.wufoo.com/forms/x18417m40ybcfp0/, www.theurbanfarm.org

Westy Family Camp Night

September 8 - September 9

Come say goodbye to summer at our 4th annual Westy Family Camp Night! Enjoy canoeing, cookouts, s’mores by the fire, outdoor nature programs, arts and crafts, performances, and much more with your loved ones. A schedule with all the available activities will be sent to you a week before the scheduled camp night. Check in will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 8th, at Standley Lake Regional Park. For all ages. Cost is $9 per person (resident), $12 (non-resident). Camp…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.188371496.1239626040.1519252212-920945114.1519252212,
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