Youth and Family Events

Youth and Family Events

Although many of our activities are family-friendly, we offer specific events and programs ideal for children. We want to amuse and entertain while sparking curiosity and wonder about birds and nature.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Here’s what’s next on the horizon:

wed23sep10:00 am12:00 pmHomeschoolers Family Birding Adventure at Bluff Lake Nature CenterThis Habitats for Homeschoolers birding trip is an easy 1.5-mile walk.10:00 am - 12:00 pm Bluff Lake Nature Center, 3400 Havana WayEvent Type :Habitats for HomeschoolersAdmission:Paid

thu24sep10:00 am12:00 pmHomeschoolers Family Birding Adventure at Bluff Lake Nature CenterThis Habitats for Homeschoolers birding trip is an easy 1.5-mile walk.10:00 am - 12:00 pm Bluff Lake Nature Center, 3400 Havana WayEvent Type :Habitats for HomeschoolersAdmission:Paid

wed30sep12:00 pm2:00 pmHomeschoolers: Insect Exploration & ConservationHabitats for Homeschoolers program for all ages where we explore the amazing and diverse world of insects.12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Denver Audubon Nature Center, 11280 Waterton Rd.Event Type :Habitats for HomeschoolersAdmission:Paid

YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS

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YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB

Denver Audubon Young Birders Club hopes to educate and inspire young birders across Denver to build a community that is curious about birding and avian ecology. Get your 12-to-17-year-old out in nature, where they can make friends and learn about birds and nature. To express your interest in the club, click the button below.

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HABITATS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

This class series is designed for home school families to celebrate the outdoors together while learning about the exciting wildlife found around our Denver Audubon Nature Center. Our topics adjust with the season, and class days and times vary. Click the button to email your interest in this program.

HOOTENANNY

Come hoot with us at our largest family event. Each fall, we host this festival at our nature center, where you and your family enjoy live music, an owl costume contest, a scavenger hunt, face painting, owl pellet (owl puke) dissection, the chance to meet the US Forest Service’s Woodsy Owl, and the opportunity to see live owls. Keep your owl-ears listening for when we announce the next HOOTenanny.

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MORE YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENTS

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SUMMER CAMP

Denver Audubon offers three, week-long summer camps through Colorado Academy (find our programs under “Off-campus Camps”). All of our camps take place at our Denver Audubon Nature Center in Chatfield State Park.

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YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAMS

For youth outreach programs, we come to you. We offer educational programs about bright birds of Colorado, bird hunters, family birding adventures, and a variety of other fun science topics.

Please allow five business days for us to respond to your request. We apologize in advance for being unable to accommodate all requests.

Classroom Outreach Programs (60 to 90 minutes)

  • Go Wild with Beginning Birding
  • Bright Birds of Colorful Colorado
  • Building Homes, Building Habitats: Bird-friendly Gardens for Kids
  • Night Ninjas: Owls of Colorado (Includes owl pellet dissection)
  • Hunters on the Wing: Beneficial Bats and Swooping Swallows
  • Extreme Eggs
  • Home Sweet Nest
  • Silly Salamanders and Awesome Amphibians (Includes live animal guest)
  • Animals of All Hallow’s Eve (Fall only)
  • Colorado Native: Symbols of our State (Includes live animal guest)

Outdoor Field Trips (1 to 2 hours)

  • Family Birding Adventure