Explore Larimer County's parks and open spaces with a naturalist during an educational program. The Department of Natural Resources offers guided hikes, school field trips, campground programs and more! Most programs are free. Some programs require registration through the Offero system. To register, you will need to create a free account in Offero (name, email and phone number are all that is required).

View the Events Calendar in Offero

Request a School Field Trip, Guided Hike or Program

We offer special request programs and field trips for schools and community groups. Potential topics include: geology, ecology, cultural history, local conservation and more. We can also work with your group to design a program that meets your specific objectives.

Large educational groups visiting Larimer County's parks or open spaces need to fill out a program request form through the Offero system. This helps to ensure that multiple large groups are not scheduled at the same site on the same day. If you are proposing a program for your school group or recognized community organization, no fees apply.

Request a School Field Trip Request a Special Program

If your group would like to visit on a weekend day and you are not requesting a naturalist guide, you will need to fill out a Special Event Application instead. The application fee is waived for educational groups.

For questions, contact Heather Young, Education Program Coordinator, at hyoung@larimer.org or (970) 619-4489.

Funding for Transportation

Limited funding for school bus transportation is available. Please fill out the application below if you would like to receive aid to cover the cost of fuel and labor for your field trip.

Request Transportation Funding Assistance

Contact Us

Heather Young
Education Program Coordinator
hyoung@larimer.org
(970) 619-4489