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 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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 Register Junior Naturalists - From Source to Tap
  Thursday, July 12, 2018 |   09:30 AM | Gateway 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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 Register Sights and Sounds of Gateway Natural Area
  Friday, July 13, 2018 |   10:30 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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 Waitlist Campfire at the Cabin - Bird Brains
  Saturday, July 14, 2018 |   08:00 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 ...

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 Register The Story of the American Bison
  Saturday, July 14, 2018 |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

See American Bison in their natural habitat, the shortgrass prairie! Observe the herd and learn their amazing story of survival. The majority of the program will take place under a shelter. Please bring binoculars, snacks, water, closed-toe shoes,...

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