Fun Discovery Days For Families In Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: June 15, 2011
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Summer has arrived in Rocky Mountain National Park and brought with it Discovery Days, an interactive environmental education program for families every Tuesday!  Each Discovery Day offers something new to learn about the park. There are a variety of activities to participate in including hands-on education stations, arts and crafts, and a reading/puppet corner.  Education Rangers are also on hand to answer any visitor questions. This program is designed to create an immersive experience for families to learn more about Rocky Mountain National Park's ecology, geology and even its rangers!  Discovery Days will take place at the Moraine Park Visitor Center every Tuesday from 9am – 1pm, June 21 through August 16, with a new theme each week. Participants can stop by any time and spend as little or as much time as they want exploring the education stations, activities, and crafts.

The first Discovery Days of the summer on Tuesday, June 21, will focus on the birds of Rocky Mountain National Park. There will be a variety of activities highlighting the different birds that can be seen in the area. Participants will be able to try their hand at making a bird's nest and find out if they are smarter than a bird. Come by each Tuesday for a new fun adventure!

Following is the Tuesday, Discovery Day line-up:

June 21: Feathered Friends (Birds)

June 28: Nature Detectives

July 5: Predators of the Park

July 12: Our Park Rocks! (Geology)

July 19: Trail Masters (Orienteering and Leave No Trace Principles)

July 26: Top of the World (Alpine Tundra)

August 2: Ranger Day (Ranger Jobs)

August 9: Secrets of the Past (History)

August 16: Our Wet World

For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park please contact the park Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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Estes Park, CO 80517


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Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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