Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Nature EdVentures

The Metro District invites you to have some wintry fun in Highlands Ranch

Who’s up for some Spontaneous Snow Fun? The Highlands Ranch Metro District is introducing a new Nature EdVentures program this winter for kids 8-12 to have fun in the snow. Register today and when snow starts to fly, park rangers will schedule and host an event that will teach kids about wildlife, making a snow shelter, and playing snow games. The cold day of wintry fun will conclude with some hot cocoa. To be placed on the Snow Fun e-mail list, please register online today at Payment will be due after a date has been set.

Spontaneous Snow Fun is just one of the many Nature EdVentures programs offered this winter. Upcoming programs also include:

Feb. 14 – Full Moon Hike – All ages/families. Stroll by the light of the moon and learn about the nocturnal creatures that call Highlands Ranch home. Take a night hike to look and listen for animal sights and sounds. Bring your flashlight. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Meet at Fly’n B Park, 2910 W. Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch.

Feb. 17-20 - Hunter Safety/Education Class– The course includes a minimum of 10 hours of classroom instruction encompassing all aspects of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife requirements. Students must pass a written examination and complete qualification shooting with a .22 caliber rifle. For questions, contact Steve Blue at or Amber Garrett at 720-240-5934. Fee: $10.

Feb. 20 – Little Nature Explorers: Sleeping Critters – Ages 3-5. Find out which animals are taking a long nap over the winter. What happens while they’re sleeping and when do they wake up? Children must be accompanied by an adult. A snack will be provided. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at the Metro District’s Parks, Recreation & Open Space Service Center, 3280 Redstone Park Cir. Fee: resident $12, nonresident $14.

Register for Nature EdVentures programs online at or in person at the Metro District Parks, Recreation & Open Space Service Center, 3280 Redstone Park Circle. Each program costs $10 for residents or $12 for non-residents, and is held at the service center unless otherwise noted. Group discounts may apply. For more information call 303-791-2710.

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