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May 2019

Prairie Dog Town

May 11 - August 25

The prairie dogs are beloved wildlife at Standley Lake and they have learned to adapt to the often perilous prairie. Join the park naturalist and visit the largest prairie dog town on the north side of the park to observe their complex lifestyle 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…

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.cityofwestminster.us/ParksRecreation/Parks,TrailsOpenSpace/StandleyLakeRegionalPark/activitiesnatureprograms,
June 2019

SPREE Summer Camps

June 3 - August 16

SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education SPREE runs 10 unique weeks of camp at two spectacular Denver locations! Sign your kids up for SPREE camps this year, and they will experience the wild and nature that lives in our city! Looking for a way to get your kids outside and active this summer while you are at work? Don’t want them to stop learning just because it’s summer? Then SPREE is for you! We have 10 unique weeks of camp…

Categories: Nature and Outdoors, Summer Camp Guide
Website: www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/summer-camps.html,
August 2019

SCFD Free Day

August 3

The Urban Farm at Stapleton. Open to the public for self-guided tours. Free admission from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors
Website: theurbanfarm.org,

Behind the Mascots

August 3

If you have a favorite sports team, chances are their mascot is an animal. Uncover the reasoning behind why animals deserve the title of a powerful representative of teams across the country and venture into the park in search of them. 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…

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.cityofwestminster.us/ParksRecreation/Parks,TrailsOpenSpace/StandleyLakeRegionalPark/activitiesnatureprograms,

Sand Creek Greenway Volunteer Work Day in Denver

August 3

10 am to noon, volunteers work on habitat restoration and trail clean-up with Sand Creek Greenway and Denver Parks and Recreation Staff at the Smith Road trailhead area, near the confluence of Sand Creek and Westerly Creek in Stapleton. Water and breakfast snacks will be provided, plus all tools. We’ll also learn about species on the Greenway and Denver’s new Lights Out Initiative to save energy, money and migratory birds by creating bird-safe buildings and reducing night time lighting. Everyone…

Categories: Nature and Outdoors, Volunteer Opportunities
Website: www.sandcreekgreenway.org,

Howls and Owls

August 4

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

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.cityofwestminster.us/ParksRecreation/Parks,TrailsOpenSpace/StandleyLakeRegionalPark/activitiesnatureprograms,

Pool Party at the JCC Denver

August 4

Join us for community pool party from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone and everyone is invited regardless of whether you’re a member of the JCC. All we ask is that you bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, and a big smile. Get ready for a pool party fit for a lion––or an elephant, or a frog! Join us for our jungle-themed pool party to round out a fun-filled summer by the pool. Take part in a Safari Dive, a Jungle Parade,…

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.jccdenver.org/poolparties/,

Moonlight Nature Walk

August 11

Experience the lake under the summer night sky on a moonlit stroll. Explore the science and stories about our moon and the wildlife who depend on the nighttime hours to survive. ALL AGES FREE EVEN. 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

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.cityofwestminster.us/ParksRecreation/Parks,TrailsOpenSpace/StandleyLakeRegionalPark/activitiesnatureprograms,

Downward Dog Sundays Puppy Yoga at Stanley

August 11

Join Kindness Yoga on the west lawn of Stanley Marketplace for our latest collaboration with Moms and Mutts: Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs: Downward Dog Sundays, with real live puppies! Join Kindness Yoga on the west lawn of Stanley Marketplace for our latest collaboration with Moms and Mutts: Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs: Downward Dog Sundays, with real live puppies! Enjoy a relaxed morning yoga session on our west lawn surrounded by sweet four-legged friends, all…

Categories: Health, Wellness, Fitness, Nature and Outdoors
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Nature’s Beauty

August 17

Enjoy the serenity of Margaret’s Pond on this early morning nature walk. The overhanging tree branches provide shelter for birds, shade for lush plant life below and refuge from the hot summer sun. 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

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.cityofwestminster.us/ParksRecreation/Parks,TrailsOpenSpace/StandleyLakeRegionalPark/activitiesnatureprograms,

Animal Architects

August 31

Wherever you look, homes for critters big and small can be found. Discover why the Front Range is a suitable location for hundreds of species, how the animal architects build their incredible homes, and where to find them. 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

Categories: Nature and Outdoors
Website: www.cityofwestminster.us/ParksRecreation/Parks,TrailsOpenSpace/StandleyLakeRegionalPark/activitiesnatureprograms,
December 2019

SCFD Free Day

December 14

The Urban Farm at Stapleton. Open to the public for self-guided tours. Free admission from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors
Website: theurbanfarm.org,
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