Family Programs

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ family programs are designed with the whole family in mind!

Most programs take place at the Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, Colorado, although some programs take families on adventures into the mountains and other settings within a day’s drive.

Recurring family programs include the annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids and various programs at partner events, especially those at Barr Lake State Park.

In-Person Family Programs

In-Person Family Programs are offered 7 days a week for you and your family at $15 per person for groups up to 10 people. We can provide binoculars and field guides as requested. Scholarships are available (please apply before registering for the program – apply here). Social distancing and masks will be required between your group and the Bird Conservancy Educator. All programs take place at Barr Lake State Park unless otherwise noted.

Choose your own adventure! Bring your family as we explore Barr Lake State Park by foot or bike! We will dive deep into the Barr Lake habitat and see why so many birds call this place home. Our experienced educators will lead you along the way! You will need to provide your own bike. You will choose the mode of adventure when you register. Available 9—11a.m. or 5—7p.m.

Come watch the sunset over Barr Lake, and see what birds we can find! Join us as we explore our park during the crepuscular hours! We will learn what special adaptations birds have that enable them to survive and thrive during the evening. It’s a great way to end the day with a relaxing birding experience! Available 6—8p.m.

Program meets at Bird Conservancy’s Environmental Learning Center
14500 Lark Bunting Lane, Brighton, CO 80603

Educators will meet you and your family at a local state park or open space for a birding adventure! You can choose to spend the morning birding at Golden Gate State Park, the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, Lair ‘o’ the Bear,  the Wonderland Lake Trail, or Walden Ponds. When you register, you will be able to choose where the program will take place. Available 9a.m.-12p.m.

You can register for programs by clicking here.


For more information about family programs:

Stacey Monahan
Camp and Family Programs Coordinator
(303) 659-4348 x18