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Writing with a View
August 9th, 2:30 - 4:30. Join park interpreter and local author Bowen Gillings for an online version of our Writing With a View program, which combines inspiring views of Garden of the Gods with the joy of creative writing. A series of four writing prompts following Pikes Peak Region themes guide you to put words on the page. All writers are welcome, beginners through experts!
“Among the Eternal Snows: Edwin James and the First Recorded Ascent of Pikes Peak, July 13-15, 1820”
Wednesday July 29, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rock On! Geology of Garden of the Gods
Explore the amazing rocks and geology of Garden of the Park in this new video presentation featuring Park Interpreter Jennifer Heiny. As you watch see if you can find the answers to the quiz questions below:
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Rock On! Geology Quiz:
1. What type of rock formation is Balanced Rock part of?
2. What mineral makes the rocks in the park red?
3. Was Pikes Peak ever a volcano?
4. Approximately how old is the Niobrara formation?
5. What is the oldest Fossil in the park?
200th Anniversary of the Long Expedition
July 14, 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the Long Expedition passing through Colorado and the first recorded climb of Pikes Peak by Dr. Edwin James. Learn more about the history of the fascinating expedition in this new video presentation by Park Interpreter Bowen Gillings. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO
Wildflower Photography Online Workshop
Date: July 19th
Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am
Flowers are blooming in the park which makes this an excellent time to learn how to take great flower photos! Join award-winning photographer and hiker Bob "Hiking Bob" Falcone for an online lesson in wildflower photography. Learn Bob's secrets for making outstanding photos in all kinds of weather and lighting conditions, using anything from a cell phone to a high-end digital SLR. All levels of photography and experience are welcome, and this is a great class for beginners.
A Colorado Springs resident for 27 years, Bob is an avid hiker & outdoorsman, and leads group hikes for both fitness, business and pleasure. Bob also writes an "Outdoors" column for the Colorado Springs Independent Bob is the author of "Hiking Bob's Tips, Tricks and Trails. A Guide to Hiking in Colorado's Pikes Peak Region”.
We really miss seeing all our wonderful visitors right now at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center! Since we can’t see you in person yet, we want to invite you all to share our love of Garden of the Gods by joining us in an online coloring program while we all continue to maintain social distance. This online program was inspired by our “Coloring with a View Program” that takes place in the café at the Visitor Center. Coloring is a fun way to relax, be creative, and is great for all ages.
Join us in exploring literacy and nature in our new Reading Rocks program!
Each week we will read a new book and explore one of our exciting exhibits within the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center.
The baby magpies have arrived! Just in time for summer, the little magpie fledglings have left the nest here at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. We filmed our discovery of the fledglings for this special online program. Volunteer naturalist Carol Wilcox joined us to share fascinating magpie facts and stories in this fun video. We hope you enjoy learning more about these noisy, nosy and interesting birds.
Curious about the animals that live in Garden of the Gods? Our popular Wildlife Touch Table presentation is now available as an online video program! Join wildlife expert Bret Tennis to learn about the deer, mountain lions, bears, bobcats and other interesting animals that can be found in the park.