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Natural Areas Department Offers Free Activities in February

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Zoë Whyman, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Community Relations Manager, , 970-221-6311
Everyone is invited to discover and celebrate your natural areas through free Eagle Watches, a nature movie, or skygazing. Details are listed below. To learn more call 970-416-2815 or email .

Eagle Watches
Sunday, Feb 2 4:00-5:30
Saturday, Feb. 8 4:00-5:30
Sunday, Feb. 16 4:00-5:30
Friday, Feb. 21 4:00-5:30
Sunday, Feb. 23 4:00-5:30
Friday, Feb. 28 4:00-5:30
All are at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area (formerly Regional Open Space), meet at the viewing pier.
Join a volunteer Master Naturalist to look for the bald eagles that make Fort Collins their winter home. Drop in anytime during the program; meet at the viewing pier, a short walk from the parking lot along a paved trail. Free, no registration is required.

Friday, February 7, 7- 9 p.m.
Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space, meet at the parking lot.
Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for public sky viewing. See and discover fun facts about planets, stars, constellations, galaxies and other celestial wonders. Dress warmly and bring something to sit on. Free, no registration required.

School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten, Movie
Thursday, February 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
215 North Mason Street, Community Room, use north entrance.
In Switzerland, children ages 4-7 go to school in the forest every day, rain or shine, snow or sleet. As kindergarten around the world becomes more and more academic, this powerful documentary explores the development of social and cognitive skills through outdoor play. School’s Out demonstrates the magic of children’s creativity in nature and will remind you of what childhood is all about. Movie is 36 minutes, followed by snacks and a fun craft for kids. Educators and families are especially encouraged to attend.