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February 2020

Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families

Feb 22, 2020
Free – $10 Sold out

Discover the serene beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter during this four-hour snowshoe hike. This fun and educational program will lead participants through snow-covered pine, spruce and fir forests to learn how plants and animals survive winter using unique adaptations and keen survival skills. Learn about the properties of snow, and get outside to enjoy it yourself! Children 13 and under are free!

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March 2020

Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families

Mar 7, 2020
Free – $10

Discover the serene beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter during this four-hour snowshoe hike. This fun and educational program will lead participants through snow-covered pine, spruce and fir forests to learn how plants and animals survive winter using unique adaptations and keen survival skills. Learn about the properties of snow, and get outside to enjoy it yourself! Children 13 and under are free!

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Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families

Mar 28, 2020
Free – $10 Sold out

Discover the serene beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter during this four-hour snowshoe hike. This fun and educational program will lead participants through snow-covered pine, spruce and fir forests to learn how plants and animals survive winter using unique adaptations and keen survival skills. Learn about the properties of snow, and get outside to enjoy it yourself! Children 13 and under are free!

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May 2020

Tracking Wildlife in Rocky: Signs of Creatures Big & Small

May 8, 2020
$80

A story exists all around us as we walk through the woods. Animals use the same area we do, but often go unnoticed since much of their activity occurs off trails, at night, or early or late in the day.  Do you know how to read the signs they leave behind?  If not, this class is for you.  Walking through the woods, along streams and in meadows we will look for animals and their signs, visit den sites used by…

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Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics in RMNP

May 16, 2020
$40

This course is intended for the recreational hiker who has little or no experience reading a topographic map or working with a compass. Learn about map sources, map vintage, next generation U.S. topo maps by U.S.G.S. and map symbology. Learn to read contour lines, recognize landforms, calculate percent and angle of slope and become familiar with compass components, compass bearings and correcting for magnetic declination. More topics include overland navigation via map and compass and triangulation. The class will combine…

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Birding RMNP by Ear

May 31, 2020
$80.00 Sold out

Birds are far more often heard than seen – but learning to identify them by ear can be a challenge. This course will introduce the most common bird sounds of Rocky Mountain National Park. We will begin with a field trip in the morning to several different habitats, to hear and practice identifying as many birds as possible. In the afternoon, we will reconvene indoors for a class session to reinforce and extend the learning from the morning. Both indoors…

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June 2020

Hidden Valley Nature Hunt: A Virtual Geocache Adventure

Jun 16, 2020
Free

Using a GPS unit, discover the natural treasures of the Hidden Valley area. Follow the clues left in nature to uncover the hidden mysteries located in this subalpine ecosystem. This class is designed for children who want to spend time in Rocky Mountain National Park learning about nature while enjoying the adventure and fun of practicing a new skill. (This class is recommended for first-time geocachers.) Meets at Hidden Valley

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Rocky Mountain Survivor: Kids’ Survival Basics!

Jun 17, 2020
Free

Thunderstorms? Bears? Trails that lead to nowhere? Learn to prepare for whatever nature throws your way! IKids can learn the basics of outdoor survival, from what to pack for a hike to how to survive a night alone in the wilderness. Learn to make a fire and build a shelter from materials found outdoors. Meets at the Moraine Park Discovery Center

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Kids’ Fly-fishing & Stream Ecology

Jun 19, 2020
$25

Fly-fishing is a sport that dates back centuries, and it draws beginners and seasoned anglers alike to Rocky Mountain National Park. Kids have a unique opportunity here to learn what fly-fishing is about — what lives in the riparian ecosystem, the aquatic food web, fly-casting techniques — and, finally, to dip their lines. (All fly-fishing gear will be provided.)  Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is included in the registration fee. Ask for details when you register. Meets at Moraine…

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Kids’ Map & Compass Exploration

Jun 23, 2020
Free

Introduce kids to how maps work, how to read a legend, and how to create their own map through a fun exploration of the surrounding environment. Using games and a navigational scavenger hunt, kids can discover the parts of a compass and useful mapping techniques. Kids will gain a basic understanding of navigation as well as develop the ability to plan a route and orienteer with or without a compass. Meets at Hidden Valley Picnic Area

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Birding the Life Zones

Jun 27 - Jun 28, 2020
$160

Rocky Mountain National Park is a birder’s paradise during the nesting season. This two-day class will explore the various ecosystems (life zones) of the park to find 50-70 bird species. We will identify hawks, falcons, eagles, ducks, white-tailed ptarmigans, brown-capped rosy-finches, swifts, broad-tailed hummingbirds, swallows, tanagers, sparrows, warblers, American dippers, wrens, woodpeckers, owls, nuthatches, chickadees, kinglets, jays, common ravens and other corvids, and a number of other members of the area’s avifauna. We will discuss the natural history of both…

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Hidden Valley Nature Hunt: A Virtual Geocache Adventure

Jun 30, 2020
Free

Using a GPS unit, discover the natural treasures of the Hidden Valley area. Follow the clues left in nature to uncover the hidden mysteries located in this subalpine ecosystem. This class is designed for children who want to spend time in Rocky Mountain National Park learning about nature while enjoying the adventure and fun of practicing a new skill. (This class is recommended for first-time geocachers.) Meets at Hidden Valley

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