Family Programs

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Audubon Society of Greater Denver

Astronomy at The Audubon Center
Presented by Red Rocks Community College

Thursday, June 23, 9 pm – 11 pm

Join Red Rocks Community College professors and students for an introduction to astronomy. Gaze at the wonders of the universe through telescopes and learn about animal myths and legends of the constellations.

Meeting Place:  Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration Required (Register Online).  Minimum age required to participate is 10 years old.  Adults $8; kids/teen (ages 10-18) $5.

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Nocturnal Wildlife Hike – Bats, Beavers, and more!

Friday, June 24, 7-9pm

The first summer night hike of 2016!  Join us for this ever popular program in search of bats, beavers, owls, and more.  Listen for coyote calls, check out the bat houses around the ponds, and see if the beaver are making progress on their South Platte River dam.

Meeting Place:  Audubon Center at Chatfield

Registration Required (Register Online).  Adult members $8; Adult non-members $11; kids/teen members (ages 8-18) $5; kids/teen non-members $8.

Habitats for HomeschoolersHabitats for Homeschoolers

Join the Audubon Society of Greater Denver for our fall 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.

Fall Dates for 2016 coming soon!

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Location: Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield (11280 S. Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80125)

Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of each month

April through September, 8am – noon 

October through March, 9am – noon

Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds, riparian forests, and other habitats for resident and migrant birds as the season dictates. We always have a surprise! This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds of the Denver area and recommended for beginners. 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: Karen von Saltza, Mary Keithler and 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.

Bird Banding 2017
Audubon May 9 2014 By Nieusma CROPPED

Check back here in Spring 2017 for dates

Visitors can watch research in action and see warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and other songbirds up close at the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies bird banding research station. The station is open to the public on select weekend days from 7:30am–11:30 am. In addition, the Audubon Nature Center will be open to visitors and have volunteers available to greet you and guide you to the station.  Private groups can book a personal visit to the banding station Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Easy to moderate walking required on flat trails.

Join our flock of supporters for this popular spring activity! To visit the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield banding station, take C-470 to Wadsworth Blvd., then go south on Wadsworth about 4.4 miles. Turn left on Waterton Road and immediately left into the first parking lot at the Audubon Center sign. Naturalists at the nature center will direct you to the banding station.  Public visitors to the banding station are asked to consider making a donation of $3.00 per person or more to support continuation of this program for generations to come.  The Audubon Nature Center will also be open featuring unique bird and nature items such as used books, gifts, and birding guides.

Registration NOT required unless group exceeds 10 people. Fee for private groups:  $10 for adults, $5 for children.  If the bird banding station is busy, there may be timed sessions. Group visits over 10 people are available by reservation only. Please contact to register your group for spring 2017. 

 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