News Release

July Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Jun 14, 2013

Contact:

Heather Young, Education Program Coordinator, (970) 679-4489, hyoung@larimer.org

 For Immediate Release:

 
Guided Hikes and Events
·         Wednesdays, July 3, 17 and 31 “Nature Notes Club Meeting” Join the Nature Notes Club for its regular July meetings. You’ll get the chance to journal in the vein of Leopold or Muir with this fun group of people. This program will be stationary with some easy walking. Approximately 3-hour program. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring along all of your journaling supplies. Nature Notes meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, usually during the day. Contact Heather at (970) 679-4489 for more details, such as time and location.
 
·         Monday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers” Join Larimer County Naturalists for a special program designed for your toddler and you. This program at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy. 34, will be a morning filled with crafts, stories and fun facts! A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour-long program. After the program, feel free to explore the open space with your child! Program is free. No registration required. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
·         Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. “Dig In to Nature at the Loveland Library” Join a Larimer County Volunteer Naturalist at the Loveland Public Library for an exploration into nature like you’ve never seen before. Program is free. No registration required. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
·         Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. “Where to Go in Larimer County” Looking for new places to get outside? Join us for this presentation at Jax Outdoor Gear, 1200 N. College Ave. in Fort Collins, for info on where to go and what to do on Larimer County’s parks and open spaces. Approximately 1-hour program. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
·         Monday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers” Join Larimer County Naturalists for a special program designed for your toddler and you. This program at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy. 34, will be a morning filled with crafts, stories and fun facts! A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour-long program. After the program, feel free to explore the open space with your child! Program is free. No registration required. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
·         Friday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. “Take It Outside with Your Commissioner” Hike at Devil’s Backbone Open Space with Commissioner Tom Donnelly and Open Lands Program Manager Kerri Rollins. This informal opportunity to visit with an elected official will give you the chance to ask anything you'd like about the county in a spectacular outdoor setting. Come on out and get to know Tom and Kerri! Hike rating: easy. Please bring water for the trail and dress appropriately for the weather. Approximately 2-hour program. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to www.larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
·        Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m.  “Messages in Stone at Devil's Backbone” Take a short hike with Naturalist Ed through millions of years of geologic history visible in and near Devils Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off Hwy 34. Learn key geologic ideas and how they help reveal the stories in the rocks of this prominent landmark. The hike will be about 90 minutes and about 1 mile in length. Hike rating: easy. Meet at the shelter on the south side of the parking lot. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to www.larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.
 
 
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