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Magnificent Engineering in the Natural World

 06/08/2023  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Riverbend Ponds Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Budding Young Naturalists - 6-10 years

Where: Riverbend Ponds, Prospect Rd. parking lot, approximate address 2856 East Prospect. When: Thursday, June 8, 10:00a.m. - noon Program Description: Engineering is all around us, including in nature! Birds are incredible designers and engineers and we can learn a lot from their careful planning and building! Discover some basic birdwatching techniques as we explore the wonderful birding hotspot of Riverbend Ponds Natural Area. Accessibility: Program takes place on uneven dirt trails. This is a steep hill leading down to the reservoir. Program is appropriate for kids ages 6-12. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a program, please contact [email protected] or call 970-416-2815 for more information. People with disabilities are welcome to participate in all programs and we are happy to make any appropriate accommodations. Requests for disability-related services can be made during registration through the activity contact or by calling 970-416-2815 at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the activity. What to Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Bring in multiple layers for both active walking and standing still. Bring sunscreen, a hat, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and plenty of water. Hiking poles are a great option if you are concerned about balance on uneven terrain.

Maximum Participants: 32

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General Info

Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.

AJ Chlebnik

Pronouns: she/her/hers

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist

[email protected]


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AJ C - Staff/Trainers

I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!

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Bill W - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

Bill was born in Canada where he met his wife Barbara, earned his MD, had 2 sons, served in the Canadian Armed Forces and settled into practicing Family Medicine. He and family then moved to Dallas Texas where they stayed for over 3 decades before settling in Fort Collins in 2019. In the past Bill enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader for 15 years, running camping and canoeing. He has been a Texas Master Naturalist. Bill is happy to be a Volunteer Naturalist for the City of Fort Collins.

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Eryn L - Volunteer Naturalist

Eryn Lynum is a speaker and author of the book 936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting. She is a certified naturalist and homeschool mom of four, utilizing her love for the outdoors and knowledge of nature to inspire others in discovering the wonders of this world. Eryn is a professional writer and enjoys helping others tap into their creativity, inspired by nature, to discover the deep beauty this world holds.