High Plains Environmental Center

Programs & Events

2024 HPEC Public Programming Calendar 

 

February 2024

Sat, February 24th – Chapungu Bird Walk w/ Sheila Webber
Chapungu Sculpture Park, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
5995 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-walk-at-chapungu-sculpture-park-tickets-809504237967?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 

Sat, February 24th – Annual Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Boulder, CO

https://conps.org/home-2/events/event-listing/#!event/2022/2/26/gardening-with-colorado-native-plants-conferencehttps://landscapingwithcoloradonativeplants.wordpress.com/

 

Sat, February 29th – Cool Season Vegetables Class w/ Micaela Truslove

High Plains Environmental Center, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-season-gardening-class-tickets-814373482007?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 

March 2024

 

Sat, March 2 – Community Garden Sign Up Launch! (Online)

*To sign up you must have attended a Community Garden Orientation Meeting in February*

 

Sat, March 2 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Thursday, March 7 – KINSTON Sustainable Landscape Design Class w/ Jason Oldham
Kinston HUB Cafe, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
6402 Un Crk Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-landscape-design-class-kinston-hub-tickets-815870309057?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Sat, March 9 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, March 16 – HPEC Class: Plant Propagation w/ Stephen Hornbeck
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/788599661817?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 

Sat, March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with LIVE Music
High Plains Environmental Center, 4pm to 6pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/788599661817?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 

Thursday, March 21 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

Friday, March 22 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

Sat, March 23 – Low Water Landscaping Class w/ Jason Oldham

High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

 

Sat, March 23 – Easter Egg Hunt by Lakes at Centerra

 

March 30 – Kinston Garden Club: Cool Season Vegetables w/ Master Gardeners

Kinston Hub, 9am to 10:30am

6402 Union Creek Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kinston-garden-club-cool-season-vegetable-class-tickets-830879331447?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

 

April 2024

 

Monday, April 1 – HPEC Plant Sale Launch (ONLINE)
https://high-plains-environmental-center.square.site/

 

Sat, April 6 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, April 13 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Wed, April 17 – Rugged Research Little Rangers: Music in Nature (ages 3-6)
High Plains Environmental Center, 11am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 1:30pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.ruggedresearch.org/littlerangerslarimer 

 

Thurs, April 18 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

Fri, Apr 19 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

Sat, April 20 – Earth Day Volunteer Trail Cleanup

 

April 27th – Kinston Garden Club: Warm Season Vegetables
Kinston Hub, 9am to 10:30am
6402 Union Creek Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kinston-garden-club-warm-season-vegetable-class-tickets-830880464837?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 

April – Community Blood Drive
High Plains Environmental Center
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland CO 80538

 

May 2024

 

Sat, May 4 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila and Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-banding-and-bird-walk-tickets-773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Thursday, May 9 – Kinston Garden Club: Warm Season Vegetable Class

Kinston Hub, 9am to 10:30am

6402 Union Creek Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

 

Sat, May 11 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, May 18 – Fishing with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/795560301277?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 

Sat, May 25 – Interpretive Nature Walk at Chapungu Sculpture Park with Stephen Hornbeck – HPEC Nursery Manger
Chapungu Sculpture Park, 10:00am-12:00pm
5995 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/809504237967?aff=oddtdtcreator 

 

 

June 2024

Sat, June 1 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila and Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

 Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 — Rugged Research Nature Camp

High Plains Environmental Center, 8:30am to 4:30pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

https://www.ruggedresearch.org/hpeccamps 

 

Sat, June 8 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773870737207?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Wed, June 12 – Organic Pesticides & Soil Quality (Mid Season Gardening Class)
High Plains Environmental Center, 6pm to 7pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

 

Sat, June 15th – Humane Solutions: Ways Humans Can Change our Habitat to Improve Wildlife Safety

Presented by NoCo Wildlife Center
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:oo am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

 

Sat, June 29 – Interpretive Nature Walks at Chapungu Sculpture Park
Chapungu Sculpture Park, 10:00am to 12:00pm
5995 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

 

Sat, June 29 – Kinston Garden Club: Herbs
HUB Cafe by Fresh Plate, 1pm to 2:30pm
6402 Union Creek Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

 

June (TBD) – Kestrel banding (if they nest here)

 

July 2024

Sat, July 6 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 — Rugged Research Nature Camp

High Plains Environmental Center, 8:30am to 4:30pm

2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

https://www.ruggedresearch.org/hpeccamps 

 

Sat, July 13 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, July 20 – Kinston Garden Club: Beat the Heat
HUB Cafe by Fresh Plate, 9am to 10:30am
6402 Union Creek Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

 

Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 — Rugged Research Nature Camp

High Plains Environmental Center, 8:30am to 4:30pm

2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

https://www.ruggedresearch.org/hpeccamps 

 

July – Barn Owl Banding w/ Scott Rashid (TBD based on owls maturity)
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

 

August 2024

Sat, August 3 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, August 10 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 11:00am to 1:00 pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, Aug 17 – HPEC Class: (TBD)
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:30am to 11:00am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

 

Sat, August 24 – Interpretive Nature Walks at Chapungu Sculpture Park
Chapungu Sculpture Park, 10:00am-12:00pm
5995 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

 

Sat, August 31 – Rocky Mountain Raptor Program Demonstration
High Plains Environmental Center, 9am to 10am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

 

September 2024

Sat, September 7 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sept 13 – 15 — Centerra Wild and Wonderful Weekend

Friday, Sept 13 — HPEC Garden Party

Sat, Sept 14 — Guided Interpretive Trail Walk

Sat, Sept 14 — Goat Yoga @ Chapungu

Sat, Sept 14 — Wild Zone @ Promenade Shops

Sat, Sept 14 — Kinston Jamboree

Sun, Sept 15 — HPEC Brunch

 

Sat, September 14 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, September 28th – Chapungu Bird Walk w/ Sheila Webber
Chapungu Sculpture Park, 9am-11am
5995 Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

 

October 2024

Sat, October 5 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, October 12 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, October 19 – Native American Powwow w/ the Iron Family
High Plains Environmental Center, 1pm – 3pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538

 

November 2024

Sat, November 2 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, November 9 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

December 2024

Friday, December 6 – Colorado Gives Day

Sat, December 7 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

 

Sat, December 14 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff 9am to 10:30am
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/499275535567?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

January 2024

Sat, January 6 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Thursday, January 18 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

Friday, January 19 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

Sat, January 20 – Guided Interpretive Trail Walk w/ HPEC Restoration Ecology Staff
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773870737207?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

February 2024

Sat, February 3 – HPEC Bird Walk & Bird Banding w/ Sheila & Scott
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/773851700267?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Sat, Feb 3 – Community Garden Orientation Meeting

High Plains Environmental Center, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/795678143747?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Wed, Feb 7 – Community Garden Orientation Meeting

High Plains Environmental Center, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/795678143747?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Mon, Feb 12 – So You Want to Be a Beekeeper? w/ Northern Colorado Beekeeper’s Association

High Plains Environmental Center, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/so-you-want-to-be-a-beekeeper-tickets-808330196377?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Tues, February 15 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

Friday, Feb 16 – Loveland Open Space Program: Nature Journaling w/ Michele Van Hare
High Plains Environmental Center, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr, Loveland, CO 80538
https://offero.cityofloveland.org/Calendar

 

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