Aug 27, 2010 2:32 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Cheyenne Mtn. State Park this weekend

With the weekend here, it's time to get outside and remember why it's so wonderful to live in Colorado.

You don't have to go far to immerse yourself in beauty--Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs has plenty for you to do--from hiking to special programs.

Here's what's on tap this weekend--

Junior Ranger Program
August 28, 10:00 a.m.
Complete the activities in the Junior Ranger Handbook (for ages 7-12 years) and earn a level one Junior Ranger badge. Handbooks are available at the Visitor Center or Camper Services. To become a level two Junior Ranger and earn a colorful Junior Ranger patch you must complete the handbook activities and attend a Junior Ranger program. Each Saturday a different Junior Ranger topic will be offered. Contact the Park Naturalist at 719 304-1086 for additional information.

Guided Wildlife Excursions
August 28, 8:00 a.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center Parking Lot.
The best time to look for wildlife in the park is early morning. Join us for a 2-3 mile hike to observe mule deer, wild turkeys, prairie dogs, and other park residents. Bring binoculars and water. Have $6 exact change, if you need to purchase a daily State Parks pass.

Geology Rocks
August 28, 7:00 p.m.
You may take Cheyenne Mountain for "granite" but its formation was the culmination of many geologic processes over millions of years. Come and take a journey through time as we experience the earthquakes, landslides, magma intrusions, and upheavals that created the majestic vista we see today.

Kids Konnecting with Nature - Preschool Program Series
"The Antics of Ants"

August 28, 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Camper Services activity room
During our ant investigation we will learn basic ant anatomy, visit an ant hill, and craft our own ant to take home. Recommended age level 4-5 years.



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