2018 Spring and Early Summer Programs

Whether you're a lifelong resident, a recent transplant, or just visiting for a weekend, it's clear to see how beautiful our public lands are in western Colorado. In particular our National Conservation Areas (NCAs) highlight and protect some of the most spectacular scenery, important archaeology, and scientifically valuable paleontology in the region. CCA is committed to educating the public about these areas and getting you involved in conserving them for future generations. We have some amazing activities planned for the spring and early summer; join us on an excursion, volunteer for an event, or contact us about how you can get involved.

 Dramatic scenes await those who venture out into NCAs during the spring

Dramatic scenes await those who venture out into NCAs during the spring


April

  • 7th - 8th - Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) monitoring trip on Ruby-Horsethief (MCNCA)
  • 14th - 15th - Catalpa build trip
  • 21st - Explore the paleontology of western Colorado (MCNCA)
  • 26th - 27th - 3rd grade Nature Knowledge Days (DENCA)
  • 30th - May 4th - 7th grade Escalante Field Experience (DENCA)

March

June

  • 2nd - 4th - REC youth leadership training at Catalpa
  • 4th - 7th - TEN Teacher Training Program (DENCA & GGNCA)
  • 9th - Dinosaur Day at Dinosaur Journey
  • 9th - 5th Annual Crazy About Canyons Wine Dinner at Carlson Vineyards
  • 11th - 12th - Catalpa trip
  • 13th - 14th - Middle school paleontology camp with Museums of Western Colorado (MCNCA)
  • 18th - 20th - High school paleontology camp with Museums of Western Colorado (MCNCA)
  • 19th - REC day float on the Colorado River (MCNCA)
  • 21st - REC day float on the Colorado River (MCNCA)
  • 28th - Hilltop's RYS hiking trip (MCNCA)

    MAY

    • 3rd - Riverside Educational Center (REC) hike through the Fruita Paleontological Area (MCNCA)
    • 4th - REC youth leadership and Leave No Trace training
    • 5th - River trip to Eagle Rock Shelter (GGNCA)
    • 7th - 14th - 3rd grade Nature Knowledge Days (MCNCA)
    • 15th - 16th - Outdoor Wilderness Lab (6th grade) river trip to Catalpa
    • 19th - Birding hike with Bill Harris in Gunnison Gorge (GGNCA)
    • 24th - Hilltop's Residential Youth Services (RYS) hiking trip (MCNCA)

      For questions and more information, contact CCA's Education Director, Rob Gay, via rob@canyonsassociation.org or 970-263-7902