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

CANCELED: Archaeology at the Lindemeier Site Profile Photo  Register CANCELED: Archaeology at the Lindemeier Site
  Thursday, September 23, 2021 |   06:00 PM | Senior Center |  Registration Required

Spring 2022 date to be determined> These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas and how their unique and valuable resources are stewarded. Parking is limited - please carpool, b...

Campfire at Coyote Ridge Cabin - A Bird's Life Profile Photo  Waitlist Campfire at Coyote Ridge Cabin - A Bird's Life
  Friday, September 24, 2021 |   06:00 PM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Spend a cozy evening by the campfire, complete with stories and s’mores! These programs are suitable for all ages. Dress warmly and bring water to drink. This program includes a hike on an unpaved trail to the cabin. Meet your naturalist guide at ...

Yoga In Nature Profile Photo  Waitlist Yoga In Nature
  Sunday, September 26, 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 ...

RESCHEDULED: Burning and Renewal at Bobcat Ridge Profile Photo  Register RESCHEDULED: Burning and Renewal at Bobcat Ridge
  Monday, September 27, 2021 |   09:00 AM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Awaken your curiosity about wildfire and its impacts through up-close, personal observations of the recently burned landscape, stories from those who were on the scene during the fire, and an understanding of how the ecosystem reveals its resilien...

Facebook Live: All About Birds Profile Photo  Sign Up Facebook Live: All About Birds
  Monday, September 27, 2021 |   07:00 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road

Watch virtually this month via Facebook Live. Tune in at 7:00 pm to learn all about birds from our Volunteer Naturalist Assistant, Nolan Bunting. What will we learn about? We will look at owl morphology as well as bird feathers. Video will air on...

Cover to Cover: Reading the Rocks of the Front Range Foothills Profile Photo  Register Cover to Cover: Reading the Rocks of the Front Range Foothills
  Tuesday, September 28, 2021 |   09:00 AM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Geology doesn't stop at Natural Area boundaries. Get a full-scope look of northern foothills geology by the fortunate juxtaposition of Fort Collins Coyote Ridge Natural Area and Larimer County's Devils Backbone Open Space. This will be a walk thro...

Forest Therapy Profile Photo  Register Forest Therapy
  Wednesday, October 6, 2021 |   01:00 PM | Primrose Studio |  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: Primrose Studio. Meet at the studio at 4300 Michaud Lane near Reservoir Ridge About the experienc...

From Shore to Ocean Depths Profile Photo  Register From Shore to Ocean Depths
  Thursday, October 7, 2021 |   09:00 AM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Examine the watery sediments that form Coyote Ridge. Learn how these rocks were deposited, uplifted, eroded, and vegetated to form the present landscape. 4 miles; moderate. 12+ Location: Coyote Ridge Natural Area, meet in the parking lot. Br...

History Underfoot Profile Photo  Register History Underfoot
  Friday, October 8, 2021 |   02:00 PM | Arapaho Bend Natural Area |  Registration Required

From ancient to modern times, northern Colorado has been a great place to live. Discover people of the past and present that have lived in and shaped our community. Hike along the Overland Trail through Arapaho Bend Natural Area. Discuss early hom...

Hike Through the Ages Profile Photo  Register Hike Through the Ages
  Saturday, October 9, 2021 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Experts in geology, ecology, and history show how Soapstone Prairie was formed, the creatures that keep it functioning, and the homesteading and ranching history that’s part of our heritage. 6-7 miles; strenuous, off-trail hike. 12+ Registratio...