Family & Child Programs

To register for programs please visit the Calendar

NEW Family Birding Adventures in 2017!
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Learning about local birds and exploring them together as a family is a wonderful way to engage even your youngest child to the Great Outdoors!  Join Audubon Staff and Volunteers on walks throughout the Metro-area.  Toddlers to teenagers will improve their spotting skills and bird identification through calls, colors, and flight.  Bring your own binoculars and start a new family hobby!

For upcoming dates and registration, please visit the calendar.

Summer Camp 2017

Explore the trails, ponds, rivers, and streams this summer at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield!  Search for nests, investigate water critters, and construct your own beaver lodge – help us solve the mysteries of the natural world or become a warrior for wetlands.

Feathered Frenzy (Entering 1st-3rd Grade), June 26 to 30, 2017

Wetland Warriors (Entering 4th-6th Grade), July 10 to 14, 2017

Wildlife Detectives (Entering 3rd-5th Grade), July 24 to 28, 2017

Our summer camps at the Audubon Nature Center are offered in partnership with Colorado Academy.  To register, please 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.

Visit the calendar for upcoming dates and registration.

 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