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    Colorado’s North Sterling State Park’s Memorial Day Weekend Events

    This Memorial Day weekend, join the staff at North Sterling State Park for two days of fun and exciting nature programs for children and adults alike!

    Saturday’s events begin with the first meeting of the weekly summer Junior Ranger Program, which begins at noon on Saturday at the Cottonwood Cove Swim Beach Pavilion with Wildlife Wonders: Prairie Wildlife. You’ll learn all about the animals that call our park “Home,” the tracks they create, and places they live, including snakes, deer, frogs, foxes and many more. Then you’ll have the chance to make animal tracks with stencils and play with sidewalk chalk, making tracks and trails for your friends to follow.

    Saturday afternoon continues with a second Wildlife Wonders: Tree Dwellers program at 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Cove Swim Beach Pavilion, with games about animal tracks, making your own nest and squirrel tag. The day concludes with our family-friendly Saturday Night Campfire Program, also at the amphitheater.

    Sunday holds more fun opportunities to get out and explore the park. At noon, meet at the Amphitheater in Inlet Grove Campground for Wildlife Wonders: Eagles, where you can learn all about our resident bald eagle family and other birds that live on and around the lake, and show off your creative side making your own binoculars. Then, join park staff at 7 p.m. for a one-hour Nature Walk on top of Sunset Point, where you’ll explore the local wildlife, hear interesting facts about the park, and learn just why we named it Sunset Point. Don’t forget to bring your walking stick, bug spray, binoculars, plenty of water and a camera.

    Memorial Day Weekend Activity Schedule:

    • Saturday, May 25 – Noon:  Wildlife Wonders: Prairie Wildlife at the Cottonwood Cove Swim Beach Pavilion
    • Saturday, May 26 – 4 p.m.:  Wildlife Wonders: Tree Dwellers at Cottonwood Cove Swim  Beach Pavilion
    • Saturday, May 26 – 7 p.m.:  Saturday Night Campfire Program at the Amphitheater
    • Sunday, May 27 – Noon:  Wildlife Wonders: Eagles at the Amphitheater
    • Sunday, May 27 – 7 p.m.:  Nature Walk on Sunset Point

    Looking for other fun activities at North Sterling?  Visit their web page at for more detailed information, ideas, and printable activities and trail maps! Take a look at the FREE equipment you can borrow at the Visitor Center, check the Calendar for upcoming events, get the most current update on our resident bald eagles, and more. Looking for a nature program tailored to your classroom, home-school group, youth group or other community organization? Call or email the park for more information about scheduling one today!

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