Youth archery, Rocky Mountain National Park programs and Bike Your Park Day among Adventure Items for Sept. 8
September 7, 2017
The Poudre Learning Center is hosting Youth Archery Class Saturday
The class will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Poudre Learning Center, 8313 F St. There are 20 spots that are open to kids in fourth grade and older and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The class will go over archery safety, technique, tips and tricks for accuracy and more, with hands-on practice for participants.
Rocky Mountain National Park's Saturday evening programs run through the end of the month
RMNP is offering outdoors programs at 7 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 23 at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium, 1000 U.S. 36, Estes Park. The event Sept. 9 will focus on fungi — how to distinguish between edible and non-edible mushrooms; human uses; and how they can be a conduit to observe biodiversity in the park as a whole.
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On Sept. 16, the program will highlight the park's numerous predators and how they contribute to a healthy ecosystem. The last one, Sept. 23, is a geological history of the park told through its rocks.
The programs are free, should last 45 minutes and will be led by a park ranger.
BIKE YOUR PARK DAY
Sept. 30 is Bike Your Park Day
For the second straight year, this national event will encourage bikers to explore their local state parks and public lands. It coincides with National Parks Day, for which people improve their state parks through service projects.
"The importance of trails — both inside our parks and those we help to maintain across the state — cannot be overstated…trails have a positive impact on public health, local economics and community pride," Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Bob Broscheid said in a news release. "Events such as Bike Your Park Day allow people to enjoy all of those benefits in their neighborhoods and our state parks."
Colorado has 41 state parks with 727 miles of trails. Those who want to participate can use the Colorado Trail Explorer desktop app to plan their ride.
— Staff reports