City of Fort Collins Engage

Welcome to Engage!  Engage helps you manage your involvement, either as a participant or volunteer, sponsored by the FC Volunteer Program. Browse the calendar, edit your profile, and get involved!

Natural Areas are naturally yours! You are welcome to explore and help care for these special places. There are 49 natural areas and over 36,000 acres that are conserved locally and regionally, so there is likely a natural area near you! Natural Areas Map (pdf).

Natural Areas Explorer is your guide to free natural area activities, June-October. Register here, by creating or signing in to you account.

 

Upcoming Activities   Calendar

 Register Sights and Sounds of North Shields Ponds
  Tuesday, June 2, 2020 |   10:00 AM | North Shields Ponds Natural Area |  Registration Required

Discover a special Poudre River natural area right in town. The wetland and forest habitat supports a variety of plant and animal life. Bring your lunch to enjoy during a short presentation after the walk. 1.5 miles; easy Location: North Shiel...

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 Sign Up Nature Playdate
  Wednesday, June 3, 2020 |   10:00 AM

This activity is a virtual program! Register for access to fun ways to engage with outdoors. Information, including activity sheets and suggestions, will be e-mailed to registered participants the week of June 1. Explore nature in a safe and a...

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 Register CANCELED: Archaeology Dig Tour - Transportation Provided!
  Thursday, June 4, 2020 |   08:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Archaeology Dig Tours – Transportation Provided! Take a tour of an active archaeological dig with Dr. Jason Labelle. Finish the tour with a presentation by a Master Naturalist before heading back to Fort Collins. Off-trail walking required; ...

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 Register A Parade of Prairie Bloom
  Friday, June 5, 2020 |   08:30 AM | Pineridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore the blooms through the months, while learning about native and non-native plants. Bring water, sun protection, closed-toe shoes and any other comforts you may need. 1.4 miles; easy-moderate. 18+ Location: Pineridge Natural Area, meet a...

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 Register Campfire at the Cabin - Nature's Dynamic Duos
  Friday, June 5, 2020 |   08:00 PM |  Registration Required

Spend a cozy evening by the campfire, complete with stories and s’mores! These programs are suitable for all ages. This program will take place virtually through Facebook live on the Natural Areas Facebook page. Register to receive a reminder ...

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 Sign Up Moonrise Viewing and Skygazing
  Saturday, June 6, 2020 |   09:00 PM

Take a glance at the full moon from your yard, then join for a program designed for kids and families. Watch live with a Master Naturalist and learn what causes the phases of the moon and why its look is ever changing. This program will ta...

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 Register CANCELED: Archaeology Dig Tour - Transportation Provided!
  Tuesday, June 9, 2020 |   08:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Archaeology Dig Tours – Transportation Provided! Take a tour of an active archaeological dig with Dr. Jason Labelle. Finish the tour with a presentation by a Master Naturalist before heading back to Fort Collins. Off-trail walking required; ...

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 Sign Up Junior Naturalists - Life of a Ranger
  Wednesday, June 10, 2020 |   09:30 AM

Become a Junior Naturalist! Explore, learn, and grow your stewardship skills. Attend all activities (either virtually or in person) and receive a special prize. One activity may be substituted by attending another activity from the Natural Areas E...

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 Register CANCELED: Archaeology Dig Tour
  Thursday, June 11, 2020 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Take a tour of an active archaeological dig with Dr. Jason Labelle. Finish the tour with a presentation by a Master Naturalist before heading back to Fort Collins. Off-trail walking required; 1 mile, moderate . Archaeology Tour - 9:15 - 10:15...

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 Register Ecosystem Engineers
  Friday, June 12, 2020 |   09:00 AM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Prairie dogs, like humans, engineer their environments. Observe and discuss these amazing animals and the diversity of plant and animal neighbors they attract. Up to 1 mile; easy Location: Coyote Ridge Natural Area. Meet in the parking lot. ...

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