“This is a nice forest! If I were an animal, I’d love this forest!”
PWV Kids in Nature is gearing up for a busy season, with at least 15 hikes scheduled. We expect to lead 140-175 kids on hikes from at least 5 different agencies and groups. New this year, two of our hikes will serve pre-teens and young teens. We will continue to utilize our aquatic macro-invertebrates and trees curricula and will add one on mammals, emphasizing the detective play of finding tracks and signs. We are pleased to have staff from City of Fort Collins Utilities Education Department teaming with us again as they provide clean water and aquatic macro-invertebrate instruction on some of our hikes! And we are planning some map and compass games with the older kids.
Most of the kids we serve on Kids in Nature hikes have never been in the mountains before nor on a trail anywhere. The hikes open their eyes to a world they’ve never seen before and every kid wants to go hiking again! We hope we are developing stewards of wilderness for the future.
For more information contact Jeanne Corbin - Chair, Kids in Nature Committee