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 Wildflower Walk
  Friday, May 24, 2019 |   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 Introduction to Nature Journaling
  Saturday, May 25, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Fossil Creek Reservoir 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 Astronomy & Skygazing
  Saturday, June 1, 2019 |   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 Wildflower Walk
  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 |   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 Geology- Ecology Exploration- From Basement to Desert
  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Bobcat Ridge 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,...

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 Register You Are a Nature Guide!
  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 |   05:30 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

Bring your little ones to learn about nature through stories, activities, nature walks, and hands-on projects. Parents/guardians must be present at all times. Did you know that kids (and parents) who spend time outdoors are healthier, more c...

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 Register Poudre River Nature Walk
  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 |   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 Toddler Tracks
  Thursday, June 6, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Ross Natural Area |  Registration Required

Bring your little ones (age 1-3) to discover flowers, bugs, tracks and more in this slow-paced exploratory walk. Bring water, snacks, clothes that can get wet and dirty and sun protection. Parents/guardians must be present at all times. Locatio...

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 Register Sights and Sounds of Gateway Natural Area
  Friday, June 7, 2019 |   09:30 AM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore the convergence of riparian and foothills plant communities and how these support a web of animal life. Bring your lunch to enjoy during a short presentation after the hike. 1.5 miles; easy. Please bring water, sun protection and stur...

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 Register Bobolinks are Back!
  Saturday, June 8, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Reservoir Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

The bobolinks are back! Each year for a short time, we are visited by one of Colorado's rare birds, the bobolink and they only come to one place in Fort Collins, Reservoir Ridge! Kids, bring your parents for a fun morning of bobolink spotting. W...

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