Summer Wildflower/ Intro to Watercolor Hike

With Henry Pounds

July 9, 2017
Enjoy learning about the wildflowers in bloom and the basics of how to paint them with watercolors on this hike. You will be guided through flower identification as well as watercolor techniques. Suitable for all levels of artists. All painting materials will be provided. Hike Difficulty: Easy. Trails are generally in good condition. Mileage (1-2) Minimal elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly.

Nature Toddlers

With Dave Van Manen

July 17, 2017
A wonderful way to experience the wonders of Nature with your little one(s). The program is designed especially for toddlers and consists of a gentle hike, music, exploration, discovery, and lots of fun! We listen for and look for birds, watch the clouds drift by, learn about local animals, sing songs, learn some simple sign language, and we usually even learn a few basic yoga poses (made extra fun for little ones). A treat for toddlers and their moms, dads, and grandparents! Please note we are switching the program to Mondays! 

11th Annual Pueblo Mountain Park Butterfly Count

With Mark Yaeger

July 22, 2017
This excursion is less of a hike and more of a saunter that stays primarily on our park roads with one goal – searching for butterflies. This is the 11th Annual Butterfly Count in the Pueblo Mountain Park, guided by Mark Yaeger of the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society. No experience is necessary. Bring close-focus binoculars and/or a digital camera if you have them (although they are not necessary) and be ready to see some of the park’s prettiest fluttering residents.

Nature Toddlers

With Dave Van Manen

August 21, 2017
A wonderful way to experience the wonders of Nature with your little one(s). The program is designed especially for toddlers and consists of a gentle hike, music, exploration, discovery, and lots of fun! We listen for and look for birds, watch the clouds drift by, learn about local animals, sing songs, learn some simple sign language, and we usually even learn a few basic yoga poses (made extra fun for little ones). A treat for toddlers and their moms, dads, and grandparents! Please note we are switching the program to Mondays! 

Nature Toddlers

With Dave Van Manen

September 18, 2017
A wonderful way to experience the wonders of Nature with your little one(s). The program is designed especially for toddlers and consists of a gentle hike, music, exploration, discovery, and lots of fun! We listen for and look for birds, watch the clouds drift by, learn about local animals, sing songs, learn some simple sign language, and we usually even learn a few basic yoga poses (made extra fun for little ones). A treat for toddlers and their moms, dads, and grandparents! Please note we are switching the program to Mondays! 

Autumn Equinox Drum Circle

With Dave Van Manen

September 21, 2017
Acknowledge the halfway point between summer and winter solstices around MPEC’s fire circle. No experience necessary, all are welcome! Drums provided, but feel free to bring your own!