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  • Florissant Fossil Beds Night Sky Program, Saturday, Nov. 29 | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    on Saturday November 29 th from 6 00 PM to 8 00 PM that will explore the wonders and secrets of our dark sky The program will begin with a 20 30 minute interpretive talk in the Visitor Center Then we will step outside for 90 minutes of stargazing with telescopes binoculars and laser guided tours of the stars and constellations Please dress warmly as evenings at the park s high elevation can be cold even in the winter Bring binoculars or a flashlight if you wish red filtered lights only please Also please note that viewing is weather dependent and takes place only if the sky is clear Indoor presentations take place no matter the weather although the roads may be hazardous and you should call ahead for more information Admission for the program is the regular park entrance fee which is 3 per adult 16 years and older children and federal pass holders are free Please call 719 748 3253 or flfo information nps gov for more information Program Details Saturday November 29 2014 6 00 8 00 PM Thank Your Lucky Stars and Moon Join us for a Thanksgiving Weekend treat as we explore the stars and constellations of the Fall evening sky Featured objects include the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters the Andromeda Galaxy and an epic cast of constellations This night also features the first quarter Moon giving us the chance for a close up look at the cratered surface of our nearest neighbor Meet at the Visitor Center For more information call the Monument at 719 748 3253 This entry was posted in Uncategorized by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Bookmark the permalink Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing

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  • Blog | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds | A nonprofit Friends of the Park group supporting Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument | Page 7
    Reading Posted in Activities A Good Time Had by All Posted on August 5 2013 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Friends Board members recently hosted a delegation from Peru and staff members of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to dinner at a local restaurant in Woodland Park Visiting were Continue Reading Posted in Activities Partnerships Local Girl makes fossil find Posted on June 22 2013 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc 2 Comments Ten year old Gabrielle Gabby Linden made the find on May 20 while working with other 4th graders at Academy International Elementary School looking through shale from the Florissant fossil Quarry One Continue Reading Posted in Paleontology 2 Comments Your Friends Group supports Many Park Programs Posted on June 22 2013 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc Leave a reply Below are some of the many programs that the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds help support at Florissant Fossil Beds NM with your membership and contributions We are constantly Continue Reading Posted in Activities Leave a reply Moving Day Posted on January 15 2013 by The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds Inc 1 Comment On Tuesday December 18 2012 the Florissant Fossil Beds NM staff volunteers and Friends members helped to move everything from the temporary VC to the new building New Friends President Continue Reading Posted in Activities 1 Comment Post navigation Older posts Newer posts Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the

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  • Events for August 2015 | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    News Find Events Event Views Navigation View As List Month Events In Events for August 2015 Calendar Month Navigation July September Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Fee Free Day NPS 99th Birthday 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 FLFO Welcomes 4th Graders 2 3 4 5 Night Sky Program The Milky Way 6 Calendar Month Navigation July September Export Month s Events Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle Eocene period Visit the website here National Park Service Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds Webcam Harper s Ferry Center Partners Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Colorado College Lake George Gem Mineral Club National Scenic Byways Program Pikes Peak Historical Society Rocky Mountain Nature Association

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  • Upcoming Events | FLFO Welcomes 4th Graders | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    Kid In a Park Initiative Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House s new Every Kid in a Park program Starting September 1 4th grade students can now go to www everykidinapark gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2 000 federal recreation areas including national parks Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers a variety of activities that fourth graders and their families can enjoy including earning a Junior Ranger badge or patch by checking out an Explorer Pack or completing the Junior Ranger activity book hands on exhibits in the vistor center and a chance to see some of the biggest petrified tree stumps in the world on a 1 mile self guided trail The Monument also offers ranger guided night sky programs and elk walks which offer a chance to experience the Monument after hours For more information on programs please call the Monument at 719 748 3253 Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date September 1 2015 Time 8 00 am 5 00 pm Event Category FLFO Event Organizer Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Phone 719 748 3253 Website http www nps gov flfo Venue Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument CO United States Google Map Event Navigation Fee Free Day NPS 99th Birthday Night Sky Program The Milky Way Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves from the middle Eocene period Visit

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  • Upcoming Events | Night Sky Program: The Milky Way | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    What s that soft milky glow stretching across the night sky It s the collective light of hundreds of billions of stars in our Milky Way Galaxy most of which are too far away to see individually with the unaided eye But don t take our word for it check out the Milky Way in our telescopes and see for yourself Join us as we explore the many star clusters and nebulae that hide amongst countless distant stars in this amazing swath of sky Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date September 5 2015 Time 8 00 pm 10 00 pm Organizer Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Phone 719 748 3253 Website http www nps gov flfo Venue Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument CO United States Google Map Event Navigation FLFO Welcomes 4th Graders Aspen Leaf Hike for fourth graders family Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest The Piedra Chamana Petrified Forest in Sexi Peru preserves a diverse assemblage of 39 million year old woods and leaves

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  • Upcoming Events | Aspen Leaf Hike for fourth graders & family | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    everykidinapark gov the monument will be distributing a free pass for all national parks for any fourth grader and their family Fourth Grade Friendly Aspen Leaf Hike 10 00AM 12 00PM This kid friendly hike will explore the changing colors of the aspen trees On the hike participants will get to explore small pockets of golden wonder and learn up close about the aspen tree s natural history For example did you know aspens can reproduce from sucker roots underground Meet at the Visitor Center Distance 1 2 miles in length Rated Easy Reservations are required and participating fourth graders and families will need to download a free paper pass from the Every Kid in a Park website before they come The Every Kid in a Park pass is available to any fourth grader in the United States and their family and is not just limited to this hike Learn more at www everykidinapark gov Space is limited please call ahead for details at 719 748 3253 ext 202 Learn more about Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument at 719 748 3253 ext 122 or visit our website at www nps gov flfo and visit us on Facebook www facebook com florissantnps Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date September 13 2015 Time 10 00 am 12 00 pm Event Category FLFO Event Organizer Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Phone 719 748 3253 Website http www nps gov flfo Venue Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument CO United States Google Map Event Navigation Night Sky Program The Milky Way Fee Free Day National Public Lands Day Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information Piedra

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  • Upcoming Events | Fee Free Day – National Public Lands Day | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    challenge is part of the Trails4Teens program at Florissant Fossil Beds This program encourages teens to explore the Monument s trails through hiking playing serving and working Public Lands Day will include the following programs 10 00 AM Interpretive Talk Join a Ranger in the amphitheater behind the visitor center for a 25 minute talk about the area s natural and human history 10 00AM 4 00PM Teen Hiking Challenge Sign up in the visitor center to hike the 4 mile Hornbek Wildlife loop 2 3 hours Complete the challenge and earn a t shirt 11 00 AM Ranger Guided Hike Learn about the Monument s trails on a 1 hour guided hike 1 00 PM Awards Ceremony Come to the amphitheater behind the visitor center and learn about and celebrate the success of the teens that worked and hiked at the Monument this summer Cake fruit and refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds 1 hour 1 00 PM 3 00 PM Fossil Learning Lab Join a Park Ranger in the Yurt tent in the picnic area of the visitor center and see how fossils are discovered in the fragile lake shales of the Florissant valley For more information please call the Monument at 719 748 3253 ext 202 or email at flfo information nps gov The Monument is located at 15807 Teller County Road 1 in Florissant CO The park is approximately 35 miles 1 hour west of Colorado Springs off of Highway 24 Follow us on Twitter at FlorissantNPS and on Facebook FlorissantNPS or visit the park s website at www nps gov flfo Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date September 26 2015 Time 8 00 am 5 00 pm Event Category FLFO Event Venue Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil

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  • Upcoming Events | Night Sky Program: Total Eclipse of the SuperMoon | The Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds
    shadow of the Earth We will discuss the science behind this Total Lunar Eclipse as we watch it slowly unfold The eclipse is visible to the unaided ey but telescopes will be on hand for a closer view In case that s not exciting enough this eclipse also takes place during a Supermoon as the Moon will be at its closest to Earth and appearing slightly larger than usual This is the fourth and final event of the current tetrad of Total Lunar Eclipses and the only one to be super so don t miss it The next Total Lunar Eclipse is in 2018 Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date September 27 2015 Time 7 00 pm 9 30 pm Event Category FLFO Event Organizer Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Phone 719 748 3253 Website http www nps gov flfo Venue Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument CO United States Google Map Event Navigation Fee Free Day National Public Lands Day Friends Annual Business Meeting Join Us or Donate to Support the Friends Join the Friends of the Florissant Fossilbeds renew your existing membership or donate to support the Friends activities Click here for more information

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