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Mesa Verde National Park

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Multiple Days: 05/25/2018, 05/26/2018, 05/27/2018, 05/28/2018, 05/31/2018, 06/01/2018, 06/04/2018, 06/05/2018, 06/06/2018, 06/07/2018, 06/08/2018, 06/09/2018
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Children looking at plants through a magnifier

This summer, through a collaboration between the University of Colorado (CU Boulder) Museum of Natural History and Mesa Verde National Park, visitors to the park can engage with hands-on education activities that will highlight the power of plants.

These free activities are available to visitors of all ages at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, located off Highway 160, just outside the park entrance.

Interact with CU Boulder student educators to explore activities about:

  • How the Ancestral Pueblo people relied upon plants and how plants impact our lives every day
  • Plants’ amazing adaptations that help them survive in dry environments
  • The many ways plants support a well-balanced ecosystem
  • How even one plant, yucca, can support the multiple needs of people, insects, other animals, and non-living parts of the ecosystem
  • The diverse relationships between plants and pollinators
  • How plant biodiversity makes ecosystems stronger and more resilient

Visitors will be invited to make up-close observations of plants and museum objects, play with interactive learning tools and games, and act as a naturalist while exploring the park with an eye for connections between plants and other parts of Mesa Verde’s ecosystems.

Friday May 25th 7:30am - 11:30am
Saturday, May 26th 7:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday May 27th 12:00pm - 3:00pm
(and at the Morefield Campgrounds from 5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Monday May 28th 9:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday May 31st 11:30am - 4:30pm
Friday June 1st 9:30am - 2:30pm

From June 4th to 9th, join us for Wildflower Week! Explore the power of plants with a special focus on the colorful and diverse native wildflowers of Mesa Verde.
Monday June 4th 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday June 5th 8:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday June 6th 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday June 7th 11:30am - 4:30pm
Friday June 8th 7:30am - 12:30pm

Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center

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