Tag: Pueblo Mountain Park

Full Moon Hike

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Enjoy a magical evening excursion as day becomes night underneath May’s “Flower Moon” on MPEC’s first full moon hike of 2015. The twilight hike will be Sunday, May 31st at 6:30 pm

Led by Ranger Dave, this will be a fun evening of walking and enjoying nature sightings.

Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Also, bring along plenty of water, and maybe a snack on these moderately strenuous hikes that are educational and fun. Unless otherwise noted, most hikes last from two to three hours and are appropriate for adults and children over 12.

This program is free for members and $5 for non-members.


 

Mountain Park Environmental CenterDave Van Manen is the founder of the Mountain Park Environmental Center, which he began in 1998. His current service to MPEC includes developing and facilitating special programs and projects, writing about MPEC for various publications, and public speaking. Ranger Dave has been working in the field of education, with both children and adults, for nearly forty years. His background includes being a nationally known children’s musician, performer, and recording artist with a specialty in environmental music and storytelling. He is the author of Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park, a field guide to the flora of the park and surrounding areas.

 

Toddler Nature Walk

“Nature Toddlers” Walk

Friday, March 13th,
10 am

 

 

 

Nature Toddlers was made for kids (0-4 years old) to enjoy being in nature while learning about the natural world. Everything in this program is designed to help your child learn about birds, plants and simple things like the sky and the snow and how fun it is to be outdoors, even in winter.

Adventurers will meet Friday morning in the parking lot of the Horseshoe Lodge shortly before 10 am.

9112 Pueblo Mountain Park Road
Beulah, CO 81023

This hike is FREE for members
and $5 for nonmembers.


Dave Van Manen Nature ToddlersYour guide will be the park’s Executive Director, Dave van Manen, the nationally-known children’s musician. “Ranger Dave” is excellently suited for leading the hike. He has worked in the education field for nearly forty years.  He also wrote a guide to the plants of the park and surrounding area, Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park.

Zuke’s Dog Hike

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This Saturday’s hike is sure to be fun for those who run on two feet and on four. Have fun in the great outdoors! Strengthen your bond with your dog by spending time together. Give you and your dog a chance to stretch those legs after a busy week. Help your dog socialize with other dogs. Provide your dog and yourself with a smorgasbord of scents and sights through this group hike.

The group will gather this Saturday, March 7th, in the parking lot of the Mountain Park Environmental Center and will set out at 1 pm. In the advent of snow, snowshoes will be available! Be sure to dress warmly and in layers. And don’t forget to bring water (and maybe a snack).

The guide for this hike will be Ranger Sandy.  Sandy Christensen is a long-time teacher of physical education and health for diverse age groups. She has traveled the world and is now a part of the Earth Studies team at the Mountain Park Environmental Center.

 

Price: $5 for nonmembers, free for members


 

Mountain Park Environmental Center
9112 Pueblo Mountain Park Road
Beulah, CO 81023


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Winter Wildflowers Hike

 

Come hunt for wildflowers on an early afternoon hike.

 

 

 

 

Exercise while discovering the first signs of Spring! It will be a terrific hike starting at 1pm in the parking lot. This hike is considered appropriate for people ages 12+ because of the length and moderate vigor of the hike. In the case of snow, snowshoes will be available.

HINT: Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Remember to bring plenty of water and maybe a snack!

MPEC's own Flower Field Guide makes a perfect giftYour guide will be the park’s Executive Director, Dave van Manen, the nationally-known children’s musician. He is excellently suited for leading the hike. He has worked in the education field for nearly forty years.  He also wrote a guide to the plants of the park and surrounding area, Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park.

Price: $5 non-member fee, free for members


 

Mountain Park Environmental Center
9112 Pueblo Mountain Park Road
Beulah, CO 81023

 

Nature for Toddlers – TOMORROW!

Nature for Toddlers : MPEC

Friday December 12 from 10am – 11am

This Thursday is Nature For Toddlers at Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah! This hour long nature program  is a huge hit!  (Be sure to dress warmly, it’s always a bit more chilly in Beulah than Pueblo – and they have snow on the ground!!) 

Includes: Yoga, Nature Hike (with a lesson), Music and a healthy snack!

Cost is $5 for non members, FREE for MPEC members!


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