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 Geology- Ecology Exploration- From Shore to Ocean Depths
  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Coyote 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,...

 Register CANCELLED - Tots on the Trail
  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 |   09:30 AM | Magpie Meander Natural Area |  Registration Required

Head off on an adventure, toddler style! Bring your child (3 and under), sunscreen, snacks and backpack to explore a child-friendly natural area from the ground up! This location is NOT stroller friendly. Please dress to play in the outdoors and ...

 Waitlist Campfire at Nix - Adapted for Darkness
  Thursday, June 21, 2018 |   08:00 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 Nature Nuggets - Bird Beak Buffet
  Thursday, June 21, 2018 |   09:30 AM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

NOTE: The set up is different from previous years! There will be four stations set up drop in style. Each station activity will last about 25 minutes and repeat every half hour. The stations will be open from 9:30-noon so come by anytime during th...

 Register Skygazing
  Friday, June 22, 2018 |   09:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the...

 Register Introduction to Nature Journaling
  Saturday, June 23, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Reservoir Ridge 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...

 Register Hike through the Ages
  Saturday, June 23, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore with experts in geology, ecology, and history to learn how Soapstone Prairie came to be, the creatures that keep in functioning, and the homesteading and ranching history of this area. Visit several homestead ruins and hear stories about p...

 Register Poudre River Nature Walk
  Saturday, June 23, 2018 |   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...

 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...

 Register 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...