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January 2020

Thursday Tot Time

January 23

Nature programs designed for our youngest explorers! Tots discover the park using all their senses and hands-on activities. Ages:3-5 / $1.00 charge Ages:3-5 Thurs Jan 23 10AM-10:45AM $1.00 Thurs Feb 20 10AM-10:45AM $1.00 Thurs Mar 19 10AM-10:45AM $1.00 Thurs Apr 23 10AM-10:45AM $1.00 Register at https://prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,

Early Bird Walk

January 25

Quiet morning provide the perfect opportunity to seek out our feathered friends on the trails of Westminster Open Spaces. Join the park naturalist in search of resident and migratory birds who call trees, burrows, and waterways home. Ages: 8 and older Sat Jan 25 8AM-10AM Free Sat Feb 22 8AM-10AM Free Sat Mar 21 8AM-10AM Free Fri Apr 03 8AM-10AM Free Register at https://prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,
February 2020

Pups of the Prairie

February 1

The prairie dogs are familiar faces to all who walk the trails of Standley Lake, but their complex lifestyle is less known. Explore the ways these resourceful rodents contribute to Standley Lake’s ecosystem and benefit the wildlife around them. All ages welcome. Sat Feb 1 11AM-12PM Free Register at https://prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,

Mapping Our Way; SPREE Holiday Camp

February 14

North, South, East & West…. If you know the cardinal directions you can never be lost, right? Join SPREE & learn how to read maps, and how we can use features in our ecosystem to find our way. SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education Looking for something for your kids to do when school is off but work isn’t? SPREE Holiday Camps are fun, educational days filled with games, crafts, adventures and even top…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/holiday-camps.html,

Remarkable Relationships

February 15

Did you know burrowing owls depend on prairie dogs to survive? Take a short guided hike to observe the many unexpected relationships animals form to survive and thrive in the wild. Did you know burrowing owls depend on prairie dogs to survive? The two animals live together harmoniously, sharing a burrow and working together to protect themselves from predators. Take a short guided hike to observe the many unexpected relationships animals form to survive and thrive in the wild. Open…

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,

FBIs: SPREE Holiday Camp

February 17

Fungi. Bacteria. Insects. Scavengers. These are the major players of our ecosystem FBIs! Join SPREE as we take a deeper look at the living things in our ecosystem that help decompose! SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education. Looking for something for your kids to do when school is off but work isn’t? SPREE Holiday Camps are fun, educational days filled with games, crafts, adventures and even top secret missions about the environment! Who: Students in Kindergarten (must be at least…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/holiday-camps.html,

Travel & Adventure Show

February 22 - February 23

Denver Travel & Adventure Show provides the attendees with the opportunity to explore various vacation options, discover destinations from around the globe, plan their trip face-to-face with travel experts, meet travel celebrities, and much more Denver Travel & Adventure Show provides the attendees with the opportunity to explore various vacation options, discover destinations from around the globe, plan their trip face-to-face with travel experts, meet travel celebrities, and much more

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: travelshows.com/shows/denver/,

Urban Nature Hike

February 29

The beauty of living on the Front Range is the ability to experience the great outdoors without taking a long trip into the mountains. Come join the park naturalist to learn more about the flora and fauna in our local open spaces. All Ages. The beauty of living on the Front Range is the ability to experience the great outdoors without taking a long trip into the mountains. With more than 150 miles of trails in Westminster, there is ample…

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,
March 2020

Life on the Prairie

March 7

The richness of life within the prairie ecosystem is often underestimated and unknown. At any movement, something fascinating is happening. Discover all the prairie has to offer on this guided nature walk on Standley Lake’s south shore. All ages The richness of life within the prairie ecosystem is often underestimated and unknown. At any movement, something fascinating is happening in the branches of a cottonwood, on the earth below the tall grass, or on the bank of a winding stream.…

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,

Super Animal Senses: Spring Break Camp

March 30 - April 3

Would you believe us if we told you that nature has super powers? Learn with SPREE about the amazing senses of Colorado animals and maybe you will discover a super sense of your own! SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education. Looking for something for your kids to do when school is off but work isn’t? SPREE Holiday Camps are fun, educational days filled with games, crafts, adventures and even top secret missions about the environment! Who: Students in Kindergarten (must…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/holiday-camps.html,
April 2020

Sunset Stroll

April 4

As the sun begins to set, many animals are clocking in for their night shift, preparing for the darkness ahead. On this laid-back walk, view the changes that occur each evening within the park, and watch the sun descend behind the Rocky Mountains As the sun begins to set, many animals are clocking in for their night shift, preparing for the darkness ahead. On this laid-back walk, view the changes that occur each evening within the park, and watch the…

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,

Nature’s Symphonies: SPREE Holiday Camp

April 6

Have you ever walked a trail with headphones on? How about with headphones off? If you listen closely the next time you’re outside, you’ll soon realize that nature creates a beautiful soundtrack. Join SPREE for a day of fun, nature exploration! SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education Looking for something for your kids to do when school is off but work isn’t? SPREE Holiday Camps are fun, educational days filled with games, crafts, adventures and even top secret missions about…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/holiday-camps.html,

Nature Journaling

April 18

Channel your inner John Muir as you write and sketch your thoughts and perceptions of the scenery around you at the park. Nature journaling allows you to appreciate your surroundings on a whole different level. Channel your inner John Muir as you write and sketch your thoughts and perceptions of the scenery around you at the park. Nature journaling allows you to appreciate your surroundings on a different level and provides the opportunity to notice things you may have missed…

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=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,

Earth Day Clean-Up!

April 26

Volunteer to give back to your community and planet by celebrating Earth Day! Help beautify Standley Lake with trash collection, invasive weed mitigation, and other outdoor tasks. All ages. Volunteer to give back to your community and planet by celebrating Earth Day! Help beautify Standley Lake with trash collection, invasive weed mitigation, and other outdoor tasks. All ages. Sun Apr 26 10AM-12PM Free

Categories: Nature and Outdoors, Volunteer Opportunities
Website: prl-web.ci.westminster.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=STLKP&SessionID=f3a5114d2c4f94d3fe2770d006fa0d4d727f4cc353f90450f2781e3033b8eadf11b3bfeb22eba8932f06d78572db8e9d349f3cec836433aef5a10197db60619f&_ga=2.68783441.1945864794.1576510345-2036552318.1552091114,
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