NCAR Fridays


NCAR FRIDAYS!  EVERY FRIDAY! Pick one day or all to connect with nature in the foothills of Boulder.

Taught for the last ten years by our wonderful SLEEPER BEAR, Debora Martin


DROP OFF:  at 8:30am the “drop off” at NCAR Mesa Lab parking lot (1850 Table Mesa Drive Boulder, CO 80305) PICK UP:  3:30 at the same spot!

REGISTER HERE.  Preregistration is required and spaces are limited.

Icky Sticky Wacky Tacky~ June 5~ Discover the ooey gooey, smelly and tasty qualities of the natural world.  From honey to tree sap to the goo on Gum Weed, worms and slugs!  Discover the slime!

Busy Beavers~ June 12~ Slap!  That’s what the Beaver’s tail does to warn predators.  Let’s meet the beaver and other animals that build their homes in water.  Can you build like these animals in the wild?

Eco-Crafters~ June 19~ Crafting with the Earth in mind!  Use your most creative and inventive techniques to craft with earth friendly materials: clay, recycled materials, natural fibers and more.  What makes a material earth friendly?  Bring your creative projects home to share with family and friends!

Sprouts June 26~ Where do plants come from? Dissect flowers to find seeds, germinate and plant in your backyard!  Explore the creatures that help plants grow: worms and other critters in the earth.  Discover the plants sprouting all around us and take home your own mini-garden!


Insect Detectives~ July 10~ Become an entomologist and discover the wild insect world. Set traps and sweep your net through the grass, and look under the rocks!  Remember to be gentle, look closely and release back to their happy homes! Create your own insect guide to take home.

Animal Musicians~ July 17 Did you know that wild animals make a lot of music? From buzzing bees, chirping crickets, singing birds or coyote howls, do you know what they are saying? Discover nature’s tunes and try to speak their languages!

Wild Wind Crafts~ July 24 Feel the breeze!  What makes the wind blow?  Discover the wonders of the air and create flying birds, planes, windsocks and pinwheels, your very own unique wind toys to take home!

Magic Mountain Mystery~ July 31 Explore the many mysteries of the forest through games, scavenger hunts and mysterious clues left by the forest plants and animals! Unlock the mysteries of the forest!

Crawling and Flying Creatures~ August 7~ Look on the ground and look to the sky!  Find those amazing creatures who soar through the air: butterflies, birds, raptors, bats and more!  Lift rocks, search the water and find the ground dwellers, the salamander nymphs, snakes and rolly polly bugs!  Make a field guide of all you find!

REGISTER HERE.  Preregistration is required and spaces are limited.

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