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The Aurora Naturalist Program helps you discover Aurora's true nature and improve your quality of life through engaging programs and presentations, award-winning nature centers, and the Volunteer Steward program.  Experience Aurora's true nature today or any day of the year with a visit to a park, natural area, or trail. Subscribe now to Coyote Call, our quarterly newsletter of events and programs. 

We offer Community Programs for schools and Scout groups. You can also request a Naturalist come talk to your local club, homeowners or civic group about Aurora's natural resources or wildlife education by calling 303-739-2428.

Spring Nature programs (Mar. • Apr. • May)

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2014 Volunteer Steward Recruitment Event
Saturday, February 22, 10-11 a.m.
Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch.

Join us for a formal presentation on the volunteer program followed by social time with staff and volunteers. Training classes begin the last week of February. For more information or to RSVP, please email ewickard@auroragov.org
 or call 303-739-2428

Learn how to coexist with one of Aurora's wild neighbors- Watch our How to Haze a Coyote Video

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Volunteer Stewards
Strengthen your connection to nature and community by becoming a Volunteer Steward. Stewards celebrate active lifestyles and create healthy environments by participating in work days, patrolling trails and parks, staffing event booths, assisting with programs or monitoring essential natural resources. Find out more and apply to be a Volunteer Steward.

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Nature Notes
Nature Notes is an educational series of videos that takes you out into our city's natural areas for a look at Aurora's 'wild' side. Open Space and Natural Resources superintendent Mary Ann Bonnell guides you through wildlife habitats and areas of unique and beautiful foliage. Click the links below to see our videos. Take a look, then get out and explore Aurora's true nature for yourself!

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