LEARN | DISCOVER | ENJOY

Fun-filled and exciting activities for all ages are planned as part of the  Explore Nature Program. The program is provided through the generosity of the Amanda Pierce Nature Fund. All activities are provided at no cost!

Please note that all activities will be conducted in accordance with New Mexico's COVID-safe procedures.

Arbor Day: A Celebration of Trees – June 24, 2021 (5 PM)

Join in the fun of Red River’s 10th Annual Arbor Day Ceremony where you will meet Smokey Bear, enjoy a
special program by children in the Nature Discovery Camp, receive free Arbor Day goodies,

and help plant the Arbor Day Tree.

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Nature Discovery Camps 

June 21-24, 2021 and June 28 - July 1, 2021

There are two sessions again this summer.

·       Session 1 — June 21-24, 2021 

Ages 6 (and complete 1st grade) thru 8

·       Session 2 — June 28 - July 1, 2021

Ages 9 thru 11

At camp, children will experience the wonders of nature that surround Red River. Each day of camp will feature a variety of fun and exciting hands-on outdoor and indoor activities.

Camp participants will receive a T-shirt, water bottle, camp notebook, and other goodies.

Enrollment is limited and registration in advance is required.

To register, send an email with your child's name and age to NatureDiscoveryCamp@gmail.com.

You will then be sent a form which must be promptly returned in order to finalize your registration.

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Hikes

The Community House staff leads weekly hikes to areas in and around Red River. These popular hikes are planned to be
fun and informational for the participants. All hikes meet at the Community House.

 

Mondays, 9 am-11 am: Nature Hike

An easy hike on the Red River Nature Trail. Learn about the plants and geology of the area. Suitable for all ages. Meet at the Community House. Please bring water, rain gear, and wear comfortable shoes.

Tuesdays, 9 am-2 pm: Middle Fork Lake Hike

This is a somewhat strenuous guided hike to a beautiful mountain lake. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring rain gear, water, and a sack lunch. We will carpool for the 7-mile drive to the trailhead. The hike is 4 miles round-trip with a 1,200-foot elevation gain. Meet at the Community House.

Thursdays, 8 am-2 pm: Discovery Hike

The Discovery Hike varies from week to week. It could be to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Enchanted Forest, Cimarron Canyon State Park, or any of a number of other interesting locations. Watch the weekly calendars for exact locations and details.

Fridays, 9 am-11 am: Flower Walk

Learn about the beautiful wildflowers found in and around Red River on this great hike.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and rain gear. Meet at the Community House. 

Saturdays, 9 am-11 am: History Hike

Easy 3-mile hike around town. Learn about the history, geography, and culture of Red River and northern New Mexico.

Bring water, rain gear, and wear comfortable shoes.

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Kids Nature Crafts – Tuesdays, 2 pm-3 pm

Kids Nature Crafts is a fun-filled hour of nature-themed crafts for children ages 5-10.

The class is limited to 15 children on a first come, first served basis.

Kids Nature Hour – Thursdays, 2 pm-3 pm

Kids Nature Hour is special time to acquaint children ages 6-11 with the wonders of nature through books, games, and crafts. The class is limited to 15 children on a first come, first served basis.

Red River Ranger – Ongoing Throughout the Summer

Kids can become a Red River Ranger by completing a variety of nature activities,

after which they can receive special recognition items.

 

Investigation Station – Ongoing Throughout the Summer

The Investigation Station is a hands-on learning area complete with a microscope, magnifying glasses, a weather station, and a variety of nature objects to explore. It is located in Amanda’s Corner at the Community House.