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  • Sunday, April 2nd - Bald Eagle Nesting via the Eagle Express
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Brighton. ​As of 2016, Barr Lake bald eagles have fledged 54 young. Join us for a unique opportunity to view our bald eagle population​ at its peak! Eagle express rides to the Gazebo Seats are limited - reservations required! Call 303-659-6005. More info here
  • Sunday, April 2 - Adult Coloring Workshop
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Brighton. Reignite your child-like creativity, even if choose to color outside the lines. Join Ranger Michelle for a coloring party with a wildlife & nature theme. More info here
  • Monday, April 3 - Yoga for Outdoor Enthusiasts
    6:30 - 7:30 PM, REI, Denver. Practicing yoga is an excellent way to develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Join REI's professional yoga instructor for an in-store class tailored to help enhance your pursuit of season specific outdoor activities. Whether you are cross country skiing and snowshoeing through the winter, or paddling and climbing through the summer, the benefits of yoga will improve your overall experience. We have designed this class to target key body areas that are commonly tight or easily injured. This is an all level class with the intent to make you feel at ease with beginning yoga to be able to create an at home practice. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. More info here
  • Tuesday, April 4 - Adult and Pediatric (Child) CPR / AED Class
    4:30 PM – 8:30 PM, REI, Denver. The American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course will teach you how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years. More info here
  • Tuesday, April 4 - Learn to Climb Class
    6:00 - 8:30 PM, REI, Denver. Learn the basics of the dynamic sport of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. In this class you'll get an overview of basic rock climbing gear and learn how to put on a climbing harness. You'll then get individualized instruction in belaying and climbing on an indoor climbing wall. We'll also discuss the differences between indoor and outdoor climbing. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided. More info here
  • Tuesday, April 4 - Winter Mountaineering in the Rockies
    6:30 - 8:00 PM, REI, Denver. Ready to take your peak bagging to the next level? Join REI experts to discuss the unique challenges winter brings to the mountains. You will learn the essential basics of planning, equipment, and technique for safely summiting high altitude peaks in winter conditions. More info here
  • Wednesday, April 5 - New Member Hike Golden Gate State Park Burro Trail
    8:00 AM, Meet in the SW area of the Coors Tek parking lot. Although this trip is titled for new CMC members, all are welcome. We will answer new members' practical questions and talk about pace, clothing, gear, etc. Bring your questions. The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. More info here
  • Wednesday, April 5 - Fitness Hike
    9:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Meet at Preacher's Hollow Trailhead. Get ready for a workout with Volunteer Naturalist Chris. Hike a moderate to strenuous 6-7 miles over the hills on trails 3, 23, 21. Be prepared for the weather and bring a snack and water! More info here
  • Wednesday, April 5 - Fly Fishing School
    6:30 PM - 9:30PM, Colorado Mountain Club. Learn to fly fish or improve your skills. Three classes and two field days using small group instruction. More info here
  • Wednesday, April 5 - Rocky Mountain Backpacking
    6:30 - 8:00 PM, REI, Denver. REI will take the mystery out of backpacking in the Rocky Mountains with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Along with local information, learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Plus, we'll give you important notes on trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. Let REI help you understand what you need to get out backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. More info here
  • Thursday, April 6 - Toddler Story Time
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Brighton. Bring your pre-school child to listen to stories about the natural world the first Thursday of every month. Join Ranger Danyel​ at 10:00 a.m. for a different story sure to entertain your little one. March will be about chicks and April's topic is bunnies. Program designed for children 3 - 5 accompanied by a adult. Please RSVP 303-659-6005 More info here
  • Thursday, April 6 - Eckart Roder Education Fund Annual Dinner
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Golden. Please join us for our Annual Pot Luck Dinner to benefit the Eckart Roder Education Fund. More info here
  • Thursday, April 6 - Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Trail / Road Side Repairs
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, REI, Denver. This hands-on bike maintenance class focuses on what to do when you are on your ride and the unexpected happens. From flat tires to broken spokes and noisy chains to broken cables - our instructors will recommended tools for your trail/road tool kit and share tips and tricks to help you triage the situation in the field to keep you riding. Bikes must be clean and in good working order to be used during the class. If your bike does not meet standards you may still attend the clinic. However, you may be asked not to work on your bike. Register early, class size is limited. More info here
  • Friday, April 7 - Artisits' Photo and Scouting Hike
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Meet at Outlook Ridge Trailhead. This is a hike for artists to scout locations within Mueller to find the perfect “painting spot” for the upcoming Mueller State Park Art Show in July 2017. Volunteer Naturalist Cindi will take you on trails to overlooks with beautiful views. There is always the potential of spotting wildlife such as deer, fox, woodpeckers and much more! 2 miles. More info here
  • Saturday, April 8 - New Member Hike Golden Gate State Park Burro Trail
    8:00 AM, Golden. Although this trip is titled for new CMC members, all are welcome. We will answer new members' practical questions and talk about pace, clothing, gear, etc. Bring your questions. The goal is to get new members comfortable with the trip sign-up and trip-taking process. More info here
  • Saturday, April 8 - 5th Annual Raptor Run
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Brighton. Friends of Barr Lake's fun event to benefit educational programming at the park. 5K event. Please wear your favorite raptor hat or t-shirt to​ show your wild side. For more details and to preregister, go to www..RunningGuru.com and search for 5th Annual Raptor Run.​ More info here
  • Sunday, April 9 - Rox Talk - Geology
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Visitor Center. Join Naturalist Mary Taylor for informal conversation about what the rocks tell us about their origins and the environments in which they were formed. Rox Talk - And when they do, they tell amazing tales of events that have transpired on this little patch of earth! Meet at the visitor center. More info here
  • Sunday, April 9 - Basic Archery Instruction
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Brighton. Join the Barr Lake rangers for this Introduction to Archery event. Loaner equipment will be on hand for use during class. Number of participants limited to 16 students, ages 6 to adult, registration is required. Call the Nature Center at 303-659-6005 to register. More info here

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