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

A Walk Through Nature: Poudre River Nature Walk Profile Photo  Register A Walk Through Nature: Poudre River Nature Walk
  Wednesday, June 16, 2021 |   09:30 AM | Lee Martinez Park |  Registration Required

Enjoy a leisurely walk on the Poudre Trail. Explore the dance between the river and the land while observing birds, trees and butterflies along the trail. Bring water, sun protection and comfortable walking shoes. 1-2 miles; easy. Location: Mee...

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Junior Naturalists - Nature Writing Profile Photo  Register Junior Naturalists - Nature Writing
  Thursday, June 17, 2021 |   10:00 AM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

Learn from a local nature author how to identify themes in nature, connect them with everyday life, and communicate lessons from the natural world. Enjoy engaging activities that will guide you through methods and habits of nature writing. Bring s...

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Skygazing Profile Photo  Waitlist Skygazing
  Friday, June 18, 2021 |   09:30 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This is a limited event. If registration fills, check out one of our virtual events or look for the next event the following month. Please arrive on time. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the park...

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Forest Therapy Profile Photo  Waitlist Forest Therapy
  Wednesday, June 23, 2021 |   01:00 PM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku on this guided nature walk. Learn to open your senses to nature’s healing power. Location: Gateway Natural Area, meet at Shelter A Parking Passes will be provided for all participants About t...

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Fireflies Profile Photo  Waitlist Fireflies
  Thursday, June 24, 2021 |   08:30 PM | Riverbend Ponds Natural Area |  Registration Required

The location: Riverbend Ponds Natural Area - Prospect Road Parking Lot. 2856 East Prospect - between Sharp Point and Summitview Roads. Program Topic: Light up the Night - Did you know that Fort Collins is home to one of the largest firefly...

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Real Colorado Roots Profile Photo  Register Real Colorado Roots
  Saturday, June 26, 2021 |   09:00 AM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Discover Colorado's origins as pieced together by geologists using the theory of plate tectonics and evidence along the Black Powder Trail. 1.5 miles; moderate. Bring sun protection, sturdy shoes, and water for this hike. Parking Passes will be...

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Yoga In Nature Profile Photo  Register Yoga In Nature
  Sunday, June 27, 2021 |   09:00 AM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Time spent in nature has been linked to reduced stress, improved well-being, and increased social connectedness. Practicing yoga outside allows us to connect in the present moment and truly immerse ourselves into the natural world. This vinyasa ...

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Ecosystem Wonders Profile Photo  Register Ecosystem Wonders
  Wednesday, June 30, 2021 |   09:00 AM | Riverbend Ponds - Cairnes Dr. Entrance |  Registration Required

No art experience required! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring drinking water, a snack if you like, and something to sit on (a stool, jacket, pad, etc.). Feel free to bring your own art supplies or borrow ours. Learn to u...

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Fireflies Profile Photo  Waitlist Fireflies
  Thursday, July 1, 2021 |   08:30 PM | Riverbend Ponds Natural Area |  Registration Required

The location: Riverbend Ponds Natural Area - Prospect Road Parking Lot. 2856 East Prospect - between Sharp Point and Summitview Roads. Program Topic: Light up the Night - Did you know that Fort Collins is home to one of the largest firefly...

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Astronomy & Skygazing Profile Photo  Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Friday, July 2, 2021 |   08:30 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please arrive on time - the gate closes right at the program start time and parking is not allowed on the road outside the gate. Activities at Bobcat Ridge will begin at the picnic shelter, a .25 mile walk. Allow for a 10 m...

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