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Unwind after a busy work day by taking a fun hike to Woods Quarry. Follow naturalist Suzanne Michot to one of the historic stone quarries within the City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks. Find out about this unique place and the interesting plants and animals of the area. You’ll also learn some of the history and geology of the quarry. The hike is approximately 2.5 miles round trip with a 700 foot elevation gain. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and rain gear.  Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. No pets, please. 

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 8/3/2017, ending 8/3/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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If you've ever wondered about all the spring flowers you see when you're hiking, then you're ready to take a fun-filled walk on open space trails to learn flower identification skills. During the hike, there will be discussion about flower families, and both traditional and alternative uses for flowers. Come and discover how these beautiful plants are named. The hike will be approximately 3 miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet and will start from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Wear sturdy tennis shoes or boots and bring water and rain gear.  No pets, please.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 6/8/2017, ending 6/8/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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Discover how the histories of Chautauqua and Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) are woven together. We will stop along the way to view historic Chautauqua and OSMP structures and observe where Lyons sandstone was quarried for some of the buildings in Boulder. We'll discuss the amazing flora, fauna and geology of the area. Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water, a snack and rain gear. The hike is about 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of around 700 feet. Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. No pets, please.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 9/7/2017, ending 9/7/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Dining Hall Location : 
  Chautauqua Dining Hall.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 



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Nature is an endless source of inspiration and visual stimulation. See our land with new eyes as you hike and draw on City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) trails with a view of the famous Flatirons. Create a closer connection to place by responding to the natural phenomena you'll learn about and observe along the way. Explore a variety of drawing media and techniques and apply the basic visual elements of art: line, shape, space, light, color, and texture. Naturalist Suzanne Michot will guide participants along the trails, interpreting aspects of the natural world that surround us and give us inspiration. She'll discuss the flora, wildlife, geology and history of the area. Lisa Michot, artist and teacher, will provide drawing instruction. No drawing experience is necessary to take this class. Participants should bring their own supplies, such as a sketchbook or loose drawing paper, drawing pencils, color pencils, and something to sit on while drawing.  Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall and wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water and a snack.  No pets, please.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 6/10/2017, ending 6/10/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Lisa Michot  2.Suzanne Michot 

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As summer progresses, so do the wildflowers. August brings sunflowers and other late-season beauties.  Take an easy hike on open space trails to practice your identification skills and learn new ones. You will find out about flower families and how these plants are named. The hike will be approximately 3 miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet and will start from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Wear sturdy tennis shoes or boots and bring water and rain gear.  No pets, please.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 8/26/2017, ending 8/26/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Ranger Cottage

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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Just another cute wildflower? Think again! If you've ever wondered about all the spring flowers you see when you're hiking, then you are ready to take a fun-filled walk on Open Space trails to learn flower identification skills. During the hike there will be discussion about flower families, and the many uses for flowers. Come and discover how these beautiful plants are named. The hike will be approximately three miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet and start from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Wear sturdy tennis shoes or boots and bring water and rain gear. No pets, please.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 5/27/2017, ending 5/27/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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Just another cute wildflower? Think again! If you've ever wondered about all the spring flowers you see when you're hiking, then you are ready to take a fun-filled walk on Open Space trails to learn flower identification skills. During the hike there will be discussion about flower families, and the many uses for flowers. Come and discover how these beautiful plants are named. The hike will be approximately three miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet and start from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Wear sturdy tennis shoes or boots and bring water and rain gear. No pets, please.  Rain date:  June 4th.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 6/3/2017, ending 6/3/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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