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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. Please fill out an adult waiver prior to the hike. The waiver can be found on our website.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 8/2/2018, ending 8/2/2018

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 is 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. Rain date: May 31st

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 5/24/2018, ending 5/24/2018

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 is 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.  Rain date: June 7th

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 5/31/2018, ending 5/31/2018

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. Parts of trail can be rocky. Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water. 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. Please fill out an adult waiver prior to the hike at bvsd.org/lll. Rain date: Mar 25.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM; starting 3/24/2018, ending 3/24/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Dining Hall Location : 
  Chautauqua Dining Hall.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

Please read: Please note rain date of Mar 25.



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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. Parts of trail can be rocky. Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water. 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. Please fill out an adult waiver prior to the hike at bvsd.org/lll.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 9/6/2018, ending 9/6/2018

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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Gain an overview of sailing, seamanship and navigation!  You'll learn safety at sea, how to read maps and navigational instruments, magnetic compasses, gyros and directions.  Using navigational aids, cruise planning, nautical astronomy, celestial navigation and sextant work, state of the art and future trends, in addition to the opportunity for practicum cruises astride FL Straits to gain better hands-on experience. Contact instructor at seafarergroup.com for optional materials you may want to purchase prior to class.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 4/3/2018, ending 5/22/2018

Tuition: $199.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Casey Middle Location : 
  Casey Middle.

Room :  C235

Instructor : Bill Plywaski 

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Join naturalist Suzanne Michot on a hike to discover Mt. Sanitas’ follies, falcons and flakes. Over three rocky miles you will gain about 500 feet and learn some of the history, traditions and geology of one of Boulder’s most interesting parks. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. No pets, please. Rain date: April 17.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM; starting 4/12/2018, ending 4/12/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Centennial Trailhead Location : 
  Centennial Trailhead.

Room :  parking lot near restrooms

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 



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Join naturalist Suzanne Michot on a hike to discover Mt. Sanitas’ follies, falcons and flakes. Over three rocky miles you will gain about 500 feet and learn some of the history, traditions and geology of one of Boulder’s most interesting parks. Come and find out how Mt. Sanitas got its name! Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. No pets, please.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 8/4/2018, ending 8/4/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Centennial Trailhead Location : 
  Centennial Trailhead.

Room :  parking lot near restrooms

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 traditional medicinal and other 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: May 27th

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 5/26/2018, ending 5/26/2018

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 traditional medicinal and other 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 3rd

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 6/2/2018, ending 6/2/2018

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 traditional medicinal and other 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 10th

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 6/9/2018, ending 6/9/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Park Location : 
  Chautauqua Park.

Room :  Chautauqua Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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