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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,

Bald Eagle Discovery

May 12 - June 8

A bald eagle sighting is an exhilarating experience, but spotting one did not used to be a common occurrence. Discover the fascinating history behind our nation’s symbol and why they thrive today. 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,

Fishing Fun for Beginners

May 26

Cast off into this program intended to teach the basics of fishing. Children will learn about native fish, how to bait a hook, tie a lure and cast a line. Poles available for use during the program, or bring your own! AGES: 8-12. PRICE: $5.00 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…

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

Resident Reptiles

June 2 - July 13

Meet Betty the Bullsnake and Vern the Box Turtle, Standley Lake’s animal ambassadors! Connecting with our animal friends reveals what makes them special and why all reptiles are a valuable part of the park’s ecosystem. 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,

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,

Migratory Bird Walk

June 7

Did you know over 300 bird species visit Standley Lake each year? Walk the park trails in search of the many migratory birds who make the park a temporary home. Don’t forget your binoculars! 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

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

Buggin’ Out!

June 9

Did you know bees are responsible for 1/3 of the food on your dinner plate? Discover the importance of insects in your everyday life and why they’re needed to keep parks healthy. Help create a bug hotel to be installed in our pollinator garden! 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…

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

Growing with Our Gardens: Paddington Station Preschool Summer Camp

June 10

Children will plant & tend to our Paddington gardens with curriculum crafted to build their understanding of the plant life cycle. Passionate teachers and a master gardener will inspire the children to investigate in this week of outdoor learn. Enrollment • Priority for placement will be based on the date your application is received and deposit is paid. • There is a minimum number of enrollment needed for each week of camp to run. If the minimum enrollment for a…

Categories: Kids Camps and Classes, Nature and Outdoors, Summer Camp Guide
Website: www.paddingtonstation.org/summer-camp/,

9th European Chemistry Congress

June 17 - June 18

Meet leading Chemists, Analytical Experts, Pharmaceutical Professionals, Researchers and Instrument Vendors at diverse Chemistry Conferences, Analytical Chemistry Conferences and Organic Chemistry Meetings which will takes place in Europe, USA, Meet leading Chemists, Analytical Experts, Pharmaceutical Professionals, Researchers and Instrument Vendors at diverse Chemistry Conferences, Analytical Chemistry Conferences and Organic Chemistry Meetings which will takes place in Europe, USA, Australia, Canada, Asia, Japan and Middle East during 2019-2020, Drop us an email for Program enquiry: eurochemistry@conferencesguide.org URL: https://europe.chemistryconferences.org/ Address Jessie Webb…

Categories: Nature and Outdoors, Religious/Spiritual
Website: europe.chemistryconferences.org/,

Four Mile Camp on Cherry Creek, at Four Mile Historic Park

June 17 - July 19

A week-long day camp combining outdoor exploration with history-centered activities, for ages 6-11. Sessions are June 17-21 and July 15-19, 9 am-3 pm. $325 per camper, with optional before/after care and half-day sessions available.

Categories: Nature and Outdoors, Summer Camp Guide
Website: fourmilepark.org/summer-day-camp,

Summer Solstice Sunset Walk

June 21

Celebrate the passage of spring into summer as we walk the trails on the longest day of the year. Unearth the years of history behind solstice celebrations and the wildlife that thrives under the 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,
July 2019

KGNU’s Annual Plant Sale and Craft Fair

July 2

KGNU will host our annual Plant Sale on Sunday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4700 Walnut Street in Boulder. This will be your opportunity to shop for fantastic starters and gardening supplies. KGNU will host our annual Plant Sale on Sunday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4700 Walnut Street in Boulder. This will be your opportunity to shop for fantastic starters and gardening supplies. We will have trees, veggies, bushes, flowers, houseplants,…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Nature and Outdoors
Website: ,
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,

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,

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,

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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