High Plains Environmental Center

Programs & Events

2022 Program & Event Schedule:

January 8 – HPEC Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am

January 8- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Jack Landen (HPEC Lead Field Technician) and JT Love (HPEC Field Technician) 9am to 10:30am

January 13 – Loveland Open Space: Nature Journaling Class 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

January 14 – Loveland Open Space: Nature Journaling Class 9:00 am to 11:00 am

January 15 – HPEC Online Class: Basic Botany 1, Colorado Wildflower Families 9:30 am to 11:00 am

February 5 HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

February 12- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

February 17 – Loveland Open Space: Nature Journaling Class 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

February 18- Loveland Open Space: Nature Journaling Class 9:00 am to 11:00 am

February 19 – HPEC Online Class: Basic Botany 2, Colorado Woody Plant Families 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Feb 18 & 19 – NAI CIG Training sessions 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Feb 25 & 26 – NAI CIG Training sessions 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

February 26 – 7th Annual Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference

March 5 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

March 12- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

March 17 – Loveland Open Space Nature Journaling Class 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

March 18 – Loveland Open Space Nature Journaling Class 9:00 am to 11:00 am

March 19 – HPEC Online Class: Gardening for Pollinators – Understanding the insect flower visitor ecosystem.” with Paul Opler 9:30 am to 11:00 am

April 2 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

April 9- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

April 16 – Chapungu Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am 

April 16 – HPEC Online Class: Conserving Water with Native Landscapes 9:30 am to 11:00 am

April 23 – Earth Day Volunteer Project

May 7 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:30 am to 11:00 am

May 14- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

May 21 – HPEC Online Class: Restoring Native Open Space 9:30 am to 11:00 am

June 4 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

June 11- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

June 18 – HPEC Online Class: Historic Uses of Colorado Native Plants 9:30 am to 11:00 am

July 2 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

July 9- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

July 16 – Chapungu Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am

July (TBD) – Tipi Raisers event

August 6 -HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

August 13- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

August (TBD) – Barn Owl Banding

September 3 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

September 10- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

September 17 – Chapungu Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am

September 17 HPEC Class (TBD) 9:00 am to 11:00 am

September 24 (?) Centerra Wild and Wonderful Weekend

October 1 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

October 8- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

October 15 HPEC Class (TBD)

November 5 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding 9:00 am to 11:00 am

November 12- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

November 19 – Chapungu Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am

November 19 HPEC Class (TBD) 9:00 am to 11:00 am

November 26 – Suicide Awareness/Prevention Event

December 3 – HPEC Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am

December 6 – Colorado Gives Day

December 10- Guided Interpretive Trail Walk with Kristin Oles, HPEC Restoration Ecologist 9am to 10:30am

December 17 – HPEC Holiday Open House 3:00 – 5:00 PM

 

Bird Walks at HPEC

Sheila Webber, seasoned birder of Ft. Collins Audubon, will lead a casual bird walk at Equalizer Lake.

1st Saturday of the Month,
January 8th & December 3rd, 9am-11am

Bird Banding + Bird Walks

Scott Rashid, Director of CARRI, will join us for a bird-banding demonstration. Immediately after, Sheila Webber, FC Audubon, will lead a casual bird walk at Equalizer Lake.

1st Saturday of the Month,
February – November 9am-11am

Guided Interpretive Trail Walk

Join our staff, Kristin Oles (Restoration Ecologist), Jack Landen (Lead Field Tech), and/or JT Love (Field Tech), for a guided interpretive walk around Equalizer Lake.

2nd Saturday of the Month,
January – December, 9:30am – 11:00am

Bird Walks at Chapungu

Sheila Webber, seasoned birder of Ft. Collins Audubon, will lead 4 bird walks at Chapungu Sculpture Park.

April 16th, July 16th, Sept. 17th, and Nov. 19th, 9am-11am

Online Class Series: Botany 1

This course is designed to help beginners identify herbaceous native plants in the field.

Saturday, January 15th 9:30am – 11am

Online Class Series: Botany 2

This course is designed to help beginners identify woody native plants in the field.

Saturday, February 19th 9:30am – 11:00am

Online Class Series: Gardening for Pollinators w/ Paul Opler

Pollinators (birds, bees, butterflies) and other wildlife benefit greatly from gardeners utilizing Colorado native plants!

Saturday, March 19th 9:30am – 11am

Online Class Series: Restoring Native Open Space

HPEC Director, Jim Tolstrup, will guide participants through the processes for restoring natural areas.

Saturday, May 21st 9:30am – 11am

Online Class Series: Conserving Water with Native Landscapes

How much water do native plants require, how much moisture is too much, and how low can you go?

Saturday, April 16th 9:30am – 11am

Online Class Series: Historic Uses of Colorado Native Plants

Gain a new appreciation for common native plants and learn about how native plants have been used by Colorado’s first inhabitants.

Saturday, June 18th 9:30am – 11:00am

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