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 Nature Playdate
  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Location: Meet at the picnic shelters Come explore nature in a safe and accessible way with your little ones (age 3-7). Come play with sand, water, rocks, sticks and more in a grassy area with a nature playground and access to the river. This i...

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 Register Junior Naturalists - Nature Photography
  Thursday, July 9, 2020 |   09:30 AM | Riverbend Ponds - Cairnes Dr. Entrance |  Registration Required

Become a Junior Naturalist! Explore, learn, and grow your stewardship skills. Attend all activities and receive a special prize. One activity may be substituted by attending another activity in this booklet. Parents/guardians must be present at al...

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 Sign Up Campfire at Nix - Coyotes: Our Adaptable Canine Neighbor
  Friday, July 10, 2020 |   07:00 PM

This program has been changed to a virtual program, due to a delay in the next phase of reopening guidelines. We will be broadcasting on Facebook Live at 7PM at www.facebook.com/FCNaturalAreas. Hopefully we'll "see" you there! Tonight's the...

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 Sign Up Astronomy & Skygazing
  Saturday, July 11, 2020 |   09:00 PM

Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be virtual.* This month's program topic is: The Joy of Jupiter - Jupiter reaches opposition July 14. Learn more about Jupiter, what opposition is, and why this is the best time to see ...

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 Register Forest Therapy
  Saturday, July 11, 2020 |   01:00 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  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, ...

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 Register Wade the River Session 2
  Tuesday, July 14, 2020 |   11:00 AM | Shields St River Access |  Registration Required

Use dip nets and collecting trays to discover what lives beneath the surface of the Cache la Poudre River. Biologists will be on hand to help identify your finds. All dip netting equipment is provided but no waders will be provided this year. ...

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 Register Wade the River Session 1
  Tuesday, July 14, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Shields St River Access |  Registration Required

Use dip nets and collecting trays to discover what lives beneath the surface of the Cache la Poudre River. Biologists will be on hand to help identify your finds. All dip netting equipment is provided but no waders will be provided this year. ...

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 Register Toddler Tracks w/Book Bike Stories
  Wednesday, July 15, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Magpie Meander Natural Area |  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. Discover flowers, bugs, tracks and more in this slow-paced exploratory walk with sto...

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 Sign Up Monthly Trash Pick Up
  Wednesday, July 22, 2020 |   09:00 AM | Mallard's Nest Natural Area

The Spring Creek trail is home to many urban wildlife - let's help them out! Come pick up trash along the trail. Exact meeting location will be provided for those that register. Please bring gloves, a water bottle, and sunscreen. Due to COVI...

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 Register Junior Naturalists - From Source to Tap
  Thursday, July 23, 2020 |   09:30 AM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Become a Junior Naturalist! Explore, learn, and grow your stewardship skills. Attend all activities and receive a special prize. One activity may be substituted by attending another activity in this booklet. Parents/guardians must be present at al...

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