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Canceled: 4.30.16 Skygazing

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4.30.16 Canceled due to weather.

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.

Saturday, April 30- canceled.

Friday, May 13, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Meet at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, parking lot.

Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on.  Free, no registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website

Tracks & Trails Booklet Available!

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Each year, the season of free activities offered by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department are presented in Tracks & Trails, a booklet guide.  The pdf version of the booklet is here!  Printed copies are expected in mid-May and will be available at trailheads and local buisnesses. Use the NatureTracker calendar to sign up (you must login or create a profile in order to register).

Get Outside and Help Your Community as a Master Naturalist Assistant

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Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience while enjoying your natural areas? Master Naturalist Assistants help out with field trips on a wide variety of local and regional natural areas. Read the full job description.

The training is free and you must attend both days: Wednesday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 19, 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Apply here by May 5.

Seeking Citizen Science Volunteers

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Everyone is invited to help gather information about wildlife in Fort Collins as a Citizen Science Biodiversity Project volunteer this spring and summer. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the city’s natural spaces as volunteers will be looking for birds, butterflies and bees. This important scientific data will increase understanding of “a connected open space network accessible to the entire community that provides a variety of experiences and functional habitat for people, plants and animals” as called for in the Nature in the City Strategic Plan. Applications will be accepted until May 11 at (check you are interested in citizen science). Read more in the press release >>>

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