May 14, 2012 - Free city events celebrate Let’s Move! National Kids to Parks Day on May 19
Free city events celebrate Let’s Move! National Kids to Parks Day on May 19
The City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation and Open Space and Mountain Parks departments will host a number of events, all free, on Saturday, May 19, as part of Let’s Move! National Kids to Parks Day. Let’s Move! is a program developed by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. National Kids to Parks Day encourages children and their families to get outdoors and explore local parks in their communities.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: OSMP’s “Walk on the Wild Side” at Walden Ponds, located on 75th Street, about half mile north of Valmont Road. During this family-friendly Walk-A-Thon, participants will enjoy a one-kilometer or three-kilometer walk with fun, interactive education stations along the route. Participants also learn about wetland habitats and local and migratory birds.
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12:30 to 2 p.m.: “Hiking as a Family” with OSMP, starting at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage, 900 Baseline Rd. Participants will join Naturalist/Early Childhood Educator Debora Martin on an easy hike, and will learn about the importance of getting kids outdoors this summer and beyond.
9 to 11 p.m. “Saturn’s Rings” with OSMP at Boulder Valley Ranch-Sage Trailhead, one mile east of Highway 36 on Longhorn Road (a dirt road). Participants will spend a clear night exploring Saturn and Mars through a telescope with Naturalist Dave Sutherland (program will be canceled if there is a 50% cloud cover).
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