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Nature Enrichment

Stay safe and learn outdoors!

At Wild Bear, children enjoy outdoor studies at Mud Lake and the surrounding areas of Nederland. Wild Bear incorporates science, ecology, arts, writing, survival skills, and more into our programming to inspire a love of nature and encourage children’s natural curiosity.

For Fall 2021, We are excited to offer:

  • Forest Fridays full day programs for children 5-8 years old
  • Nature Art Play after school for children 5-12 years old 
  • Bear Cubs Child/Adult workshops for children 3-5 years old

Each session and age group will focus on a specific theme and align with their grade level studies. Wild Bear brings the learning of all subjects into the outdoors of our beautiful Nederland area! 

Call or email for more details: (303) 258-0495 | and

**FREE Nature Enrichment offered to families impacted by the Marshall fire**

Forest Fridays

Every Friday 8am-4pm

$75/day. Generous scholarships available. Wild Bear is a CCAP (state childcare assistance) provider.

January- Frozen fun

February- Mountain Mammals

March: Bird Brains

April: Signs of Spring

May-Plant Power

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Nature Art Play (NAP)

Tuesdays, and Thursdays 3:30pm-6:00pm

$20/day. Generous scholarships available. Wild Bear is a CCAP (state childcare assistance) provider.

Explore nature through creating wonderful works of art! Each week the Wild Bears will discover different art mediums as they play outside, hike, and learn about nature by creating fun art using recycled and earth friendly materials! Wild Bear will be shuttling kids from school to the nature center/location for the day. Pickup will be at Wild Bear Nature Center.

January- Winter’s Magic

February-Friendship in Nature

March- Migration Mayhem

April -Signs of Spring

May – Plant Power


Programs will continue to run in the case of inclement weather! Wild Bear Nature Center provides  large spaces with dedicated bathrooms to hold programs indoors when needed.  Masks are worn at all times when inside, and the separate rooms for each age group provide enough space for physical distancing.  Crafts, stories, games and science will all be integrated into indoor activities when weather does not permit outdoor activity.

Call or email for more details: (303) 258-0495 | and

2022 Nature Enrichment FAQ

Follow this link to review our Frequently Asked Questions. Please reach out with further questions to


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Scholarship Application

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please fill out the following application. You may save a copy, fill it out digitally, and email it to, or you may print a copy and return it in person to Wild Bear Nature Center (70 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO 80466)

Scholarship Application

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Please see our COVID-19 guidelines for parents.

All parents will receive a copy of our Program Contract which includes these guidelines. Parents will read, complete, and sign this COVID safety agreement.

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