Family & Child Programs

To register for programs please visit the Calendar

Great Backyard Bird Count Event – Feb. 4, 2017!photo of children playing

Become a citizen scientist through interactive learning and hands-on training. With the guidance of our knowledgeable staff and volunteers, visitors will learn how to identify birds using the beautiful backdrop of our Nature Center trails. Participants will leave the event feeling inspired and prepared to help count the birds in their own backyards from February 17th to 20th in conjunction with the National Great Backyard Bird Count.

For more information on the details and history of the international event visit 

Habitats for HomeschoolersHabitats for Homeschoolers

Join the Audubon Society of Greater Denver for our spring class series designed just for home school families!  Celebrate the outdoors together while learning about the exciting wildlife found at Chatfield State Park and beyond.  Dates and topics vary with the season – check the calendar!

To be included in our interest list, please email

Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of each month, 8am – noon April through September, 9am – noon October through March
Snowy EgretWalk along the South Platte River exploring ponds, riparian forests, and other habitats for resident and migrant birds as the season dictates.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds of the Denver area and recommended for beginners ages 10 and up. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack.

BBFGWS,** (a scope and field guide if you have them); We can lend you binoculars and field guides if you don’t have them

**You may now download the Chatfield Bird List to carry with and record your birds for the day.**

Activity level: Some of the trails are narrow and moderately steep for a few feet. Elevation 5430 ft.

Leaders:Audubon Master Birders

Meeting Place: Parking lot at the Audubon Center at Chatfield. The Audubon Center is located on Waterton Road, 4.4 miles south of C-470 and Wadsworth.

Registration is NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.

 On Your Own

Audubon Nature Center at ChatfieldFrom C470 & Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth 4.4 miles. Turn left onto Waterton Road. Turn left immediately into the first parking lot, at the Audubon Center sign.

Explore the Audubon Nature Trail, that circles Blackbird Pond and Muskrat Pond behind the Audubon Nature Center buildings.

Please call 303.973.9530 for further explanation of directions to the Audubon Center at Chatfield or use this link:

DO NOT use Mapquest, Google Earth, or GPS.

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**BBFGWS: bring binoculars, field guides, water and snacks