Nature Center Teaches Youngsters about Bugs in Winter

The front entrance of the Lookout Mountain Nature Center atop Lookout Mountain in Golden. Photo Source Jeffco.us.
The front entrance of the Lookout Mountain Nature Center atop Lookout Mountain in Golden. Photo Source Jeffco.us.

Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve, near Golden Colorado, offers a variety of public events, many at no cost to those who attend. For preschoolers, one January program focuses on teaching young children where the bugs hide out to escape the snow and cold.

Preschool Nature Nuts: Snug as a Bug in the Snow

When wintry winds blow, bears hibernate to stay warm and bluebirds migrate to find food. But what about ants and ladybugs? Discover how insects survive through the cold winter months!

This Nature Center children’s program is open to children ages 3 (minimum) through 5 years old, with an adult.  The winter bugs program is free for children, and for the adults accompanying them.

“Snug as a Bug in the Snow” programs are scheduled for January 13, 14 and 16 2016, starting at 10:15am or 11:15am on each date. The program runs approximately 45 minutes.  Registration for this program is open now, and seating is limited.

Click here to register for Preschool Nature Nuts: Snug as a Bug in the Snow. Select the date and time you wish to attend.

This winter bugs program is held at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Rd, Golden CO. Call the Nature Center if you have questions or need more information: 720.497.7600 or email lmnc@jeffco.us.

About Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve

This Colorado Open Space offers hiking, picnicking, free programs, wildlife viewing, facility rentals, and more. Regarding their public events, their website says:

We offer a variety of nature programs with topics that explore the diversity and richness of the foothills. Discover wildlife, plants, geology, astronomy, and more! Our programs take place in a variety of Jefferson County Open Space parks and are available year ’round!

Not only is the Preserve open all year, there is no fee, nor any cost for their many educational programs and opportunities.

For more information on Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve’s offerings for all ages, visit their website at http://lmnc.jeffco.us. The Nature Center is located in Jefferson County, Colorado, on approximately 110 acres.

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