Online Programs

 

Reading Rocks!

Join us each week as we explore different parts of our natural world, all from the pages of some of our favorite books! Each week we will feature a virtual story time as well as a partnered craft or activity. Share your completed projects with us by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center.  CLICK HERE for a list of videos.

 

Mindful Monday

Join us from wherever you are for a virtual immersive walking meditation from Garden of the Gods Park. Learn some of the benefits that walks in nature can have on calming the mind and the nervous system. Deepen your awareness as you step upon the earth while gaining appreciation for the environments we move through. May our minds be filled with a garden of gratitude!  CLICK HERE to access the latest videos.

 

Leave No Trace at Garden of the Gods

Join Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center for a virtual Leave No Trace series to learn how to recreate responsibly in nature, including at Garden of the Gods Park! Familiarizing yourself with Leave No Trace practices will build greater confidence to have the best experience possible outdoors.  CLICK HERE to access the latest videos.

 

Habitat Halloween Pen Pals

Join us for an exploration of habitat diversity with Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center Education Specialists in our video “Halloween Habitat Pen Pals”.  Click HERE to access the video and for more information.

 

Applied Ecology: Biodiversity and Conservation Strategies

Come see why parks are necessary by exploring ecosystems, biodiversity, ecological niches, ecosystem services, and conservation strategies.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

 

Rock On! Geology of Garden of the Gods

Explore the amazing rocks and geology of Garden of the Park in this new video presentation featuring Park Interpreter Jennifer Heiny. As you watch see if you can find the answers to the quiz questions below:
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Rock On! Geology Quiz:
  1.   What type of rock formation is Balanced Rock part of?
  2.   What mineral makes the rocks in the park red?
  3.   Was Pikes Peak ever a volcano?
  4.   Approximately how old is the Niobrara formation?
  5.   What is the oldest Fossil in the park?

 

200th Anniversary of the Long Expedition

July 14, 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the Long Expedition passing through Colorado and the first recorded climb of Pikes Peak by Dr. Edwin James. Learn more about the history of the fascinating expedition in this new video presentation by Park Interpreter Bowen Gillings. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

 

Coloring Program

We really miss seeing all our wonderful visitors right now at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center! Since we can’t see you in person yet, we want to invite you all to share our love of Garden of the Gods by joining us in an online coloring program while we all continue to maintain social distance. This online program was inspired by our “Coloring with a View Program” that takes place in the café at the Visitor Center. Coloring is a fun way to relax, be creative, and is great for all ages.

 

The Noisy, Nosy Magpie

The baby magpies have arrived! Just in time for summer, the little magpie fledglings have left the nest here at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. We filmed our discovery of the fledglings for this special online program. Volunteer naturalist Carol Wilcox joined us to share fascinating magpie facts and stories in this fun video. We hope you enjoy learning more about these noisy, nosy and interesting birds.

 

Wildlife of the Park: Virtual Touch-table

Curious about the animals that live in Garden of the Gods? Our popular Wildlife Touch Table presentation is now available as an online video program! Join wildlife expert Bret Tennis to learn about the deer, mountain lions, bears, bobcats and other interesting animals that can be found in the park.

 

 

Join us each week as we explore different parts of our natural world, all from the pages of some of our favorite books! Each week we will feature a virtual story time as well as a partnered craft or activity. Share your completed projects with us by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Natura Center.