Get the kids outside and allow them to become Nature Detectives. Kids 11 and under will love becoming Nature Detectives! This program is an entertaining and engaging way to foster the love of nature in your children of all ages. You do not need special equipment or knowledge, just your children & their natural curiosity. The Boulder County Nature Detectives program includes Mystery Guides to many Boulder County Open Space properties and provides:
Activities that highlight the natural surroundings and history of each location
Four to six mysteries to solve
- More info on becoming a Nature Detective
- Click here for an example Mystery Guide: Meyers Homestead at Walker Ranch
Once your child has completed three  Nature Detective programs they receive a prize. The more programs they complete the more prizes they collect.
The Nature Detectives program is free and available at the following trailheads. Caribou Ranch, Mud Lake, Betasso Preserve, Agricultural Heritage Center, Heil Valley Ranch, Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm, Meyers Homestead Trail at Walker Ranch, Pella Crossing Lake, & Walden Ponds. For more information on the Nature Detectives program & downloadable click here. Or for more information you can call 303-678-6201.
Good job, Boulder County, putting together Nature Detectives! I love the way you are engaging children in the outdoors! What other creative programs are there in Boulder like this one?