No Child Left Inside 2012

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No Child Left Inside Weekend 2012

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 is No Child Left Inside Day in the Pikes Peak Region. Bring your family to one or more of the participating partner sites in the area to reconnect you and your family to the natural wrld.



Participating Sites, Activities, and Contact Information:

  • Bear Creek Nature Center:

Teddy Bear Picnic Program, Saturday, September 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Children with parents, grandparents and mentors are invited to bring their
favorite teddy bear for a hiking adventure in Bear Creek Park. After the
hike we'll enjoy a picnic, favorite story, and a teddy bear parade.
($3/member, $4/nonmenmber, reservations required, 520.6387)

www.elpasocountyparks.com

  • El Paso County Fairgrounds program:

Beekeeping Basics, Saturday, September 29, 1-2 p.m.
Learn the basics of beekeeping from local beekeeping expert Guy Lee.
Discover what is going on inside the hike and how to get started in this
growing hobby. ($3/person, reservations required, 520.7880)

  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park:

    Third Annual No Child Left
    Date: 9/29/2012
    Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Location: Main Trailhead Parking Lot

    Get those kids away from the electronic games and tv and come to Cheyenne Mountain State Park for a day 0of outdoor fun and adventure. Here is a list of the planned activities for this year's No Child Left Inside event: (all activities are on-going).

    Archery, Backyard bass fishing game, Bug hunt, Cornhole - bean bag toss game, Basic GPS and Geocaching, Great Migration Challenge, Prairie Dog Observation, Build a Nest, Hatch a Chick, Field Research with a Biologist, Animal skins and skulls, animal track identification, Pretty, Prickly and Poisonous plants, Learn about Hummingbirds, Birds and Binoculars, Assemble a Survival Kit, Little Live Critters.

Enjoy refreshments and BBQ sandwiches from the Wounded Warrior food vendor and make a day of it. All activities are free but a State Park's pass is required. For additional information call (719) 576 - 2016.

September 29, 2012. Admission is free for all. Ranger guided walks and talks offered throughout the day. Kids of all ages can earn a Junior Ranger badge or patch. Guided evening elk hike by reservation, please call to reserve your spot. (719) 748-3253
www.nps.gov/flfo

  • Mueller State Park

Geocaching!

Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Want to try out that new GPS with a fun activity? Or, are you a seasoned geocacher looking for a challenge? We can entertain you either way! Volunteer naturalists Bob Hickey and Rose Banzaf have plotted out some amazing geocache courses in the north end of the park and would love for you to try them out! Space is limited, different levels of experience are accepted. Please sign up at the visitor center via walk in or by calling (719)-687-2366. Please bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain and sun protection, water, a sack lunch and a compass.

Nature is Speaking: Are You Listening?
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Kids of all ages are welcome to join volunteer naturalist Penny Edyvean for a look at the wisdom and lessons learned from wildlife as seen through the eyes and legends of the Ute People. Be prepared for some history, some legends and some fun activities.


Geocaching!
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Want to try out that new GPS with a fun activity? Or, are you a seasoned geocacher looking for a challenge? We can entertain you either way! Volunteer naturalists Bob Hickey and Rose Banzaf have plotted out some amazing geocache courses in the north end of the park and would love for you to try them out! Space is limited, different levels of experience are accepted. Please sign up at the visitor center via walk in or by calling (719)-687-2366. Please bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain and sun protection, water, a sack lunch and a compass.

Aspen Viewing Hike
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mueller State Park / School Pond Trailhead

Strike gold at Mueller State Park! Enjoy the colorful splendor of the aspen trees as they ready themselves for the cold winter ahead. Volunteer naturalist Penny Edyvean will guide your hike as you search for the most beautiful displays on this moderate two-mile long hike. Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain and sun protection, water, and snacks.


Adventure Cubs - Foxes
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Children aged second grade and younger are invited to learn more about the clever fox. Join interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott to learn about where foxes live, what foxes eat and other fun facts through a game, a story and a craft. Parents should be present and should expect to be outdoors for at least part of this hour-long program.


Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the Pike's Peak Area
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

What is Pikes Peak granite made of? Is that mica or pyrite? Did dinosaurs roam this area? Learn all this and more when you visit Doctor Steve Veatch and his touch table which holds samples of the amazing rocks, minerals, and fossils beneath our feet. Stop by anytime.


Kids Program- Journaling Your Hike
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park / Wapiti Trailhead

Kids second to sixth grade can take a hike with interpretive naturalist Norma Elliott and learn how to preserve an outdoor experience forever. Simple journaling material will be provided. Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, water, snacks, sun and rain protection and a parent.


Owl Touch Table
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Camper Services Building

Have you ever wondered what was in an owl pellet or how to identify owl feathers?Come meet interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger at the Camper Services building where he will share his knowledge on this mysterious nocturnal bird.Stop by anytime.


Fireside Stories
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Amphitheater

Children of all ages are invited to join Jeffrey Keller Jr., author of Ricky Adventure Books for story-time and marshmallows. Ricky's out-door escapades, which may include rafting, rock-climbing, and camping, will spark the imagination and inspire children to have their own great adventures! Kids, bring a parent, some friends and be ready for some amazing stories! Dress Warmly.


Blue-Moon Hike
Date: 9/29/2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park / Outlook Ridge Trailhead

If you missed the first full moon of September, you will not want to miss the second one! Enjoy spectacular views of the moon on moderate hike with interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger.Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, rain protection, water, snacks, and a flashlight or headlamp.


Kid's Hike
Date: 9/30/2012
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park / Wapiti Trailhead

Kids of all ages are invited to take a hike with volunteer naturalist Carole Larkey! Learn about the trees, rocks, and animals of the park in a fun way! Parents are also welcome. Bring sturdy shoes, layered clothing, water, snacks, and sun and rain protection.


Skins and Skulls Touch Table
Date: 9/30/2012
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Touch and examine the skins and skulls of animals that call Mueller State Park home, including the mountain lion and beaver! Interpretive naturalist Russ Frisinger will be available to tell you all about the different skins and skulls. Stop by anytime.

Elk Bugling Hike
Date: 9/30/2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Mueller State Park / Grouse Mountain Trailhead

Every fall, bull elk seek out and compete for females. Visitors over the age of ten can witness this amazing yearly event by hiking in the north end of the park with volunteer naturalist Mike Storey. This hike is about three-miles roundtrip. Space is very limited. Please sign up at the visitor center via walk in or by calling (719)-687-2366. Bring sturdy shoes, rain and sun protection, layered clothing, water and snacks.

Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo:

Saturday, September 22, guided hikes, nature games, river play, birds of prey, scavenger hunts (719) 549-2414
www.natureandraptor.org


Sanborn Western Camps: Here is a link to our current NCLI info: http://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/page.asp?id=130

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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Florissant, CO 80816

Phone:

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