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).

Tracks & Trails is your guide to free natural area activities, June-October. Register here, by creating or signing in to you account.

 

Upcoming Activities   Calendar

 Register Skygazing
  Friday, June 22, 2018 |   09:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the...

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 Register CANCELLED - Introduction to Nature Journaling
  Saturday, June 23, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Reservoir Ridge Natural Area |  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. Discover t...

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 Register Hike through the Ages
  Saturday, June 23, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore with experts in geology, ecology, and history to learn how Soapstone Prairie came to be, the creatures that keep in functioning, and the homesteading and ranching history of this area. Visit several homestead ruins and hear stories about p...

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 Register Poudre River Nature Walk
  Saturday, June 23, 2018 |   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 animal and plant life. Bring water, sun protection and comfortable walking shores. 1-2 miles; easy. Location: Meet at Lee Martinez Park...

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 Register Junior Naturalists - A Day in the Life of Your Ice-Age Neighbor
  Thursday, June 28, 2018 |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Become a Junior Naturalist! Explore, learn, and grow your stewardship skills. Attend all programs and receive Junior Naturalist Certification. One program may be substituted by attending another program in this booklet. Parents/guardians must be p...

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 Waitlist Natural History of Pineridge
  Saturday, June 30, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Pineridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore the natural history along the lower tree line. Learn about the ecological connections between the prairie, shrublands and ponderosa pine forests. 1 mile; easy. Please bring water, lunch, sun protection, and closed-toe shoes. Location...

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 Waitlist Wildflowers of Soapstone Prairie
  Saturday, July 7, 2018 |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Join us to see what is in bloom and learn about native plants from a Master Naturalist. You will also learn about the local ecology and wildflowers of Soapstone Prairie. 1-2 miles, easy. Please bring water, sun and rain protection, snacks, and ...

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 Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Saturday, July 7, 2018 |   08:30 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Enjoy a brief family-friendly astronomy program at Bobcat Ridge. Skygazing follows with telescopes provided by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society for your viewing pleasure. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Please arrive...

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 Register Tots on the Trail
  Tuesday, July 10, 2018 |   09:30 AM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

Head off on an adventure, toddler style! Bring your child (3 and under), sunscreen, snacks and stroller or backpack to explore a child-friendly natural area from the ground up! This location is stroller friendly. Please dress to play in the outdoo...

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 Register Artist's Day in the Field
  Thursday, July 12, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Treat yourself to a day in the field to learn about Soapstone Prairie’s past and be inspired by spectacular prairie views. 0.5 miles; easy. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring drinking water, a snack if you like, and something...

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