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Wild Wednesdays!

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am MDT

Date: Wednesday, October 6th
Time: 9:30-11a
Who: Children 4 years & under and their grownups (older sibling also welcome!)
Cost: During the pilot phase, this program is provided at no cost to participants thanks to generous contributions from donors! (*though please note that a $9/vehicle state parks pass is required)
Location: Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center
14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO
**Children must be accompanied by an adult**

Join us for a morning of wild fun! Free play in nature helps kids to develop mind, body, and soul; it gives them the space to explore, take healthy risks, and form meaningful connections with the world around them. At Bird Conservancy, we know how critical nature play opportunities are for our littlest learners so we are launching Wild Wednesdays – a program where kids can be kids. They can examine a cool bug, build with sticks and logs, play in the mud, and go wherever their curiosity and imagination take them!

The pilot phase of this program will run for the next few months. During this time, we ask that you and your child(ren) participate in a short survey to help us make Wild Wednesdays the best it can be!

SIGN UP HERE!

Questions? Contact Sarah Doxon, Early Childhood & Family Coordinator, at [email protected]

Details

Date:
October 6
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am MDT
Event Category:

Organizer

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Phone:
303-659-4348
Email:
info@birdconservancy.org
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Venue

Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center
14500 Lark Bunting Lane
Brighton, CO 80603 United States
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Phone:
303-6594348
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