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 Post subject: Staunton State Park June 2015 Programs
Post Posted: May 27, 2015 1:05 pm 
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Every Tuesday
Wildflower Hike 10am
Meet at the Group Picnic area for a guided hike and discover Colorado’s wonderful wildflowers!
Wednesday June 10 and 24
Kids Crafts 10am
Bring the kids for an hour of interactive explanation of Colorado’s newest State Park! Each week offers a different outdoor educational adventure!
Thursday June 11 and 25
History Hike to the Cabin District 9am
Join a guided hike to the historic cabin district and learn the history of the Staunton family and other colorful characters who played a role in the history of the area.
Every Friday
Elk Falls Overlook Hike 9am (Weather permitting)
Join a guided hike to beautiful Elk Falls Overlook. As you take this 11 mile round trip hike you will be amazed by the wonders of Staunton rocks, Bugling Elk Meadow, thick conifer forests and gorgeous Rocky Mountain wildflowers. Although this hike is a bit long it is not strenuous. Please bring lunch, water and rain gear!

Weekend Interpreter’s Table
Saturday June 6
Wilflower Hike 9am
Interpreter’s Table 10am -3pm
Conifers, Which is Which?? Using botanical facts, fictional lore and simple alliteration, participants will learn to identify all of Staunton’s glorious trees!!
Sunday June 7
Interpreter’s Table 10am -3pm
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! What are they good for?
Participants will learn the importance of insects to the Park’s ecosystem and then armed with bug boxes and looking glasses search for these elusive little guys!
Saturday June 13
Stargazing 8:45p
Enjoy amazing stories of romance and conflicts of ancient Gods and Goddesses!! **Meet at main parking lot, near entrance Station
Sunday June 14
Interpreter’s Table 10am -3pm
Edible and Medicinal Plants!
Archibald and Rachael Staunton were physicians in the early 1900s. Explore the historical uses of plants to restore health to local people.
Saturday June 20
Wilflower Hike 9am
Meet at the Group Picnic area for a guided hike and discover Colorado’s wonderful wildflowers!
Sunday June 21
Interpreter’s Table 10am -3pm
The Great Bird Adventure! Participants will explore Colorado’s most popular birds with a overview of interesting facts, as well as nesting and feeding behaviors. Then armed with binoculars and birding guides visitors can enjoy a guided hike in search of these beautiful creatures!
Saturday June 27
Kids Fishing Davis Ponds 10a-3p
The ponds are open! 30 min hike to ponds. Fishing clinic for kids! Please bring a pole and tackle if you have them, if not the Park has a limited supply for you to borrow! Ponds are stocked full of Brookies!!

Sunday June 28
Interpreter’s Table 10am -3pm
History of Staunton
Learn about the Staunton family and other colorful characters who played a role in the history of the area.
Then enjoy a self- guided hike to the historic cabin district!
Wilflower Hikes 11am and 1pm
Meet at the Group Picnic area for a guided hike and discover Colorado’s wonderful wildflowers!

Junior Ranger Program (Ages 6-14) 3 Sessions
June 24, 25, 26
July 22, 23, 24
Aug 5, 6, 7

Each session includes a three day program held Wed. Thur. Fri. 12noon-3:30pm
The program will introduce children to the natural wonders of the park, hiking safety and their role in preserving nature for future generations.
Please fill out an application and choose one of the summer sessions prior to the first day of the session. Applications can be picked up at the Park entrance or completed on line at the Staunton State Park web site:http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks/staunton/Pages/Staunton.aspx
Drop your completed applications off at the entrance station or email them to: annie.thran@state.co.us


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