Phone: (303) 258-0495
Bears, Moose and Bats, oh my!
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center Hosts Thirteenth Annual “Enchanted Forest”
Nederland, Colo. (October 7, 2013) – On October 26, 2013 from 3pm-6pm, the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center will host its 13th annual “Enchanted Forest” where families and children of all ages can meet forest creatures and learn about their natural habitats. Originally planned for September 21 and postponed due to the epic flood, Wild Bear will host this event within its site downtown as well as along the mysterious path along Middle Boulder Creek. Throughout the day families will enjoy music, food, magic and fun within the Ecology Center as well as tours of the forest along the creek
where animals will dramatically share their stories of the forest and give goodies to all of the young participants.
Wild Bear Signature Event
Children of all ages, from newborn to 110, enjoy this unique event. “We are so happy to reschedule this annual event. This is a signature event for Wild Bear, one that volunteers embrace and families from all over the region enjoy,” says executive director, Jill Dreves. “The costumes are beautifully made by a local volunteer and this year we have another new character in the forest!”
Enjoy face painting and exhibits at the Mountain Ecology Center downtown as well as magical entertainment, Marimba music and loads of seasonal and educational activities are ongoing beginning at 3pm. Meet the animals on the trail, costumed characters share stories of survival in the forest and give out special nature goodies to the children. Patrons are encouraged to wear nature costumes.
The short walk ends back at Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center where families can enjoy magic with “Father Forest” costume making and Marimba music with Vana Vendu a teen group of Kutandra at the “campfire”. A nominal ticket price of $6 in advance or $8 includes access to all performances and activities, a tour of the forest and a “goody bag”. Children ages 2 and under and seniors are admitted free of charge.
All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Wild Bear and its mission to foster a life-long appreciation of the environment and to promote and environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community. Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is the only all ages non-profit nature center in Boulder County and provides educational opportunities to thousands of people of all ages throughout the Front Range each year. With its broader vision to create a nature center in the mountains of Boulder County, the Enchanted Forest is the perfect venue for the public to experience this amazing educational resource.
This event is made possible by Mutual of Omaha Bank, My Therapy Company, United Power, Back Country Pizza and Indian Peaks Ace Hardware.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Wild Bear Mountain
Ecology Center at 303.258.0495 or email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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About Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is proud to offer Boulder County with a walk-in nature center, open year round and on most days in downtown Nederland. Over the last fourteen years Wild Bear has worked to create a public facility to engage visitors in ecological education through exhibits and workshops. During this time, Wild Bear was a key partner in the preservation of Mud Lake Open Space, led the effort to clear over 30 tons of trash from that land and has approvals for an off grid Nature Center to be created there. The new Ecology Center downtown is another milestone toward that goal, featuring exhibits, activities and creative nature workshops for people of all ages in this beautiful central location. The new Center also offers an ecologically sound gift shop where purchases support Wild Bear’s
mission. Located just below the Continental Divide, Wild Bear offers a
unique opportunity to educate local and regional visitors about mountain ecosystems and alpine tundra habitats. Currently, Wild Bear offers year round programs for youth when school is not in session, school group programs, and workshops for adults and families. For more information, visit Wild Bears’ website at www.wildbear.org and find us on facebook!
Jill Dreves| Executive Director
….fostering a life-long appreciation of the environment and promoting an environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community.