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News Release

January Guided Hikes and Programs at Larimer County Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Dec 13, 2013

Contact Information:

Heather Young, (970) 619-4489

Inspire Curiosity for Nature; be a Volunteer Naturalist

Interested in inspiring curiosity for the natural world in children and adults? Larimer County Natural Resources needs new Volunteer Naturalists teach school groups, lead hikes and interact with the public on Larimer County’s parks and open spaces. An in-depth training is set to begin February 27, 2014. Application deadline is February 20. For more information, please contact Heather Young at hyoung@larimer.org or (970) 619-4489.
Guided Hikes and Events
·         Tuesday, January 7 at 9:15 a.m. “Tiny Trekkers at the Loveland Library” Join Larimer County Naturalists at the Loveland Public Library this winter for a nature-filled program designed for your 2-5 year old and you. This will be a morning filled with crafts, stories, fun facts and some outside time if the weather is nice. A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour long program. Program is free. No registration required. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
·         Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m. “Moon Over My Open Space” Join a Volunteer Naturalist for a moonlit walk at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy 34, to look out for nighttime critters and learn about owls. Approximately 2 hour hike. Hike rating: Easy. Program is free but registration is required. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along some water to drink.  Direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
·         Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. “CSI: Critter Scene Investigations” Become a wildlife detective with Naturalist Ryan as you hunt for clues and signs of animal activity at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins off CR 38E. In this family-friendly program you’ll learn the stories behind animal’s everyday lives as you learn to read scats, tracks and signs. Approximately 2 hour program. Program is free, but a $6 day use fee applies. Registration is required.Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at (970) 619-4489.
To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces, visit our website at www.larimer.org/naturalresources
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