Special Programs, Classes & Events - Sandstone Ranch

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Sandstone Ranch Visitors Learning Center lawn steps
Sandstone Ranch Visitors Learning Center school group tour
Sandstone Ranch Visitors Learning Center lawn class
All programs are held or begin at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center unless otherwise noted.

Community Nights @ the Ranch

Seasonal Offerings

Most of the following programs are free with suggested donation of $2/child, $4/adult. Spaces are limited.
Registration is available online with keyword "SSRVLC" or by calling 303-774-4692.  All ages are welcome unless specified. Download the seasonal Sandstone Ranch informational brochure.

Single Day Events/Classes

Amazing Astronomy

Feb 9, Sat, 6:30-8:30pm    
Come for an informative beginning astronomy lecture indoors then, weather permitting, head outdoors to view the night skies. Presented by the Longmont Astronomical Society. All ages welcome. Dress for the weather.  106401  Register online keyword SSRVLC

All About Owls

Mar 9, Sat, 10:30-12pm or 12:30-2pm
Do you know Whooo lives near Sandstone & where you might find them?  Learn what makes owls different from other birds and raptors, from their feathers & eyes to their talons and digestion.  Weather permitting we will head outdoors onto the trail after the lecture to show signs of owls here at Sandstone. (No live owls at lecture.) 206103 Register online keyword SSRVLC

Volunteer Opportunities Social

Mar 23, Sat, 8:30-10am    
Do you like nature, Longmont history, wildlife, people, crafting with kids, or just being out at Sandstone Ranch? Yes to any of these?  Then we would like to invite you to join us for fruit & bagels while we talk about volunteer opportunities here at Sandstone Ranch. **If you cannot make it but would like to talk about volunteering, contact Robin at 303-774-4692   206703  Register online keyword SSRVLC

History Tours

Mar 23, Sat, 10:30am or 12:30pm
Come for a 90 min guided walking tour inside and (weather permitting) outside the Historical Coffin Family Home.  Learn about Morse Coffin and what life was like in the 1800s, about his wife and children, about the major renovation to the house in the 1900s, and about all that Sandstone Ranch offers our community now.   All ages welcome.  206403    Register online keyword SSRVLC

The Bees Needs

Apr 27, Sat, 10:30am-12pm    
Did you know Colorado is home to over 950 species of bees?  Learn more about some of the more common bees as well as how to attract and feed the bees in your backyard.  Beth Conrey is co-founder of People and Pollinators Action Network and owner of Bee Squared Apiaries and tends the hives here at the Ranch.
206406  Register online keyword SSRVLC

Beginning Bird Watching

May 11, Sat, 10:30am-12pm
Come learn the basics about bird watching from how to use binoculars more efficiently, tips on identifying birds, to the most common ones you might find at Sandstone.  Start indoors and end with a walk around part of our loop trail.  Dress for the weather.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  This workshop is best suited for adults and children 10 and up.  306205   Register online keyword SSRVLC

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