Required Materials: Notebook, Pen, Layers & Appropriate Footwear for Field Work
*COFFEE, TEA, & SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED; PLEASE BRING SACK LUNCH*
People have lived in Colorado for over 10,000 years. Looking at native plants through the lens of these first people’s offers us a view of a world that existed before grocery stores and pharmacies; where people found everything they needed in nature.
During this day long program we will learn about how common native plants were used in ancient times, and how are they used today by Plains Indian tribes food, food, ceremony, and medicine.
If weather allows we will spend time outdoors in the High Plains Environmental Center’s living plant collection to touch, taste, and smell the plants, as well as learning their names in the Lakota language.
This program is intended to honor Colorado’s first inhabitants and build connection and relationship with the native community.
Join us on Saturday, October 3rd, for a Bird Banding experience with Scott Rashid, Director of Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute. Scott, an expert Ornithologist, will talk to the group about what bird banding is, which birds we may expect to see/band, and why bird banding is vital for collecting data on avian species, […]
Nature Immersion is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing”. Since the 1980’s scientists in Japan started experimenting with the effect spending time in a natural environment has on the physical body. They discovered and documented amazing health benefits from lowered blood pressure and pulse rate, to decreased levels of […]
Whether you’re a seasoned birder or an amateur, join Sheila Webber for a bird walk around Equalizer on the First Saturday of each month 8am-10am from February-November in 2020. Walking will be at a slow pace on approximately 2 miles of level walking paths. Consider bringing binoculars and a field guide to enhance your birding […]