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 Natural History of the Foothills
  Friday, August 23, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Pineridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Discover fascinating ecological links in this dynamic life zone. 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. ...

 Register Campfire at Nix -Tall Tales and Starlight Storytelling
  Saturday, August 24, 2019 |   07:30 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  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. Campfires at Nix Farm do not include a hike and are wheelchair accessible. Bring lawn chairs ...

 Register Geology- Ecology Exploration- Walk the Gangplank
  Saturday, August 24, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore with experts in geology and ecology to uncover the secrets of the oldest rocks in Fort Collins and how the landscape was shaped by natural forces to form the ecological landscape of today. Bring sun protection, lunch, water, sturdy shoes,...

 Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Saturday, August 31, 2019 |   07:30 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...

 Waitlist Wonders of Evening
  Wednesday, September 4, 2019 |   06:00 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

Beginners and veterans welcome! Focused and guided observations along with drawing, painting or writing deepen your connection to nature. No art experience required! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring something to sit on (a s...

 Sign Up Skygazing
  Saturday, September 7, 2019 |   08:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Volunteers from Northern Colorado Astronomical Society will be available with large telescopes and lots of information about the night sky. Dress for cold temperatures. You are welcome to bring blankets and chairs. Heated restroom available. V...

 Register Loren Eiseley: Scientist, Poet, and Time Traveler
  Saturday, September 7, 2019 |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Experience the amazing prose and poetry of naturalist Loren Eiseley and learn about his critical archaeological discovery at the Lindenmeier site. 0.5 miles; easy. Please bring water, sun and wind protection, and closed-toe shoes. Location:...

 Register Black-Footed Ferret Exploration
  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 |   06:00 PM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore one of North America’s rarest animals in this unique opportunity. We will journey together to Soapstone Prairie for a presentation about the black-footed ferret and then we will hike and search for this elusive resident. 1-2 miles; moderat...

 Register Forest Therapy
  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 |   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. About the experience: Our walk will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will end around 3:00 p.m. We will walk very slowly, ...

 Sign Up Monthly Trash Pick Up
  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 |   01:00 PM | Prospect Ponds Natural Area

Join the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and Utilities departments to clean up a local natural area. This is a Family Friendly trash pick up! We will be cleaning up Prospect Ponds Natural Area. We will be meeting at the further east parking lon...