What we're about

The mission of the Boulder Family Nature Club is to support families in frequently enjoying the outdoors, and ultimately to foster a deep, lifelong connection to, and responsibility for, the natural world.

This "family nature club" helps families get nature back on their calendars with a variety of opportunities each month in and around the Boulder area.

Any member of Boulder Family Nature Club can become an event organizer and schedule a hike or a meeting. So, if you have a particular place you would like to go or something you would like to do, please contact me and I will change your member setting.

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Upcoming events (3)

Welcoming Spring: Community Fire and Gathering

Chautauqua Park

Share the awakening of spring with an afternoon of story, song, hiking, and friendship, enhanced by the warmth of a fire. Choose from the activity options below, all culminating at the Bluebell Shelter for a community fire. Option #1 Adults and Older Kids 2 p.m. Meet at the Ranger Cottage for a moderate hike by the base of the Flatirons with David Ford. (suggested ages: 12+). Ending at the Bluebell Shelter, we’ll learn the basics of building a successful fire, as well as campfire etiquette and safety. Option #2 Family and Younger Kids 2 to 3:15 p.m.Meet in the Ranger Cottage. Drop in for family arts & crafts, a kid-friendly scavenger hunt, and picture books. At 3:15, we’ll get ready to walk to the Bluebell Shelter together (about a half-hour walk.) Option #3 Open to All Meet at the Ranger Cottage at 3:30 to walk a half mile (500-ft elevation gain) to the Bluebell Shelter for a community campfire. We’ll light a fire together to celebrate a joyful winter night. Instruments encouraged! We’ll sing songs, share stories, sip cider, and enjoy each other’s company. Follow this link for a map to the meeting place. What to bring: Dress in layers, traction for your boots, blankets, water or warm beverage, your sense of adventure. Sleds and toboggans are a fun way to bring small children up the mountain. Optional: S’more makings, snacks, musical instruments.

Preschool Mornings at the Museum: A is for Action

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Bring your favorite preschooler to our Discovery Corner for a hands-on introduction to the wonderful world of science, literacy and nature! Have fun learning together as you examine museum specimens, make crafts, hear a story and even make new friends! The program is free and while the Monday and Wednesday classes will feature the same content, each month will feature a different theme, so stop by monthly to experience a new wonder each time! Perfect for parents, grandparents and caregivers with children ages 2-5. March's workshops will explore 'A is for Action: Astronauts, Alligators, and Alphabets.'

Preschool Mornings at the Museum: A is for Action

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Bring your favorite preschooler to our Discovery Corner for a hands-on introduction to the wonderful world of science, literacy and nature! Have fun learning together as you examine museum specimens, make crafts, hear a story and even make new friends! The program is free and while the Monday and Wednesday classes will feature the same content, each month will feature a different theme, so stop by monthly to experience a new wonder each time! Perfect for parents, grandparents and caregivers with children ages 2-5. March's workshops will explore 'A is for Action: Astronauts, Alligators, and Alphabets.'

Past events (517)

1st Day of Spring-Open Space story time hike

Ranger Cottage

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