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Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Wed, Jan 24 2018 4:45 PM

The first in our series of ICO Club meetings at Casey, we'll start by learning to tie the zebra midge, an effective fly pattern that is also the foundation for learning to tie the kebari. Learning to make your own flies greatly reduces the cost of fly fishing. Among other things, the club will...

Casey Middle School

Modern Snow Cave Construction & Snow Ice Cream

Start time: Saturday, January 27 2018 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sat, Jan 27 2018 4:30 PM

Come play in the snow as we make snowcaves and snow ice cream, and snowshoe about in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. No snowshoeing experience necessary. 

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Friday, February 02 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Fri, Feb 02 2018 4:45 PM

The second of our ICO Club meetings at Casey. This time, we'll learn to tie the sakasa kebari, a traditional Japanese fly used in Tenkara, that is very effective at catching fish and fun to tie. Even if you missed the first of our Sierra Club @ Casey meetings, attend this one so that you can be...

Casey Middle School

Belly Sledding & Snow Ice Cream By Popular Demand

Start time: Saturday, February 10 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sat, Feb 10 2018 5:00 PM

Belly sledding and the backward snowshoe race are perennial favorites on this easy snowshoeing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. Prepare for lots of laughter!

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Wednesday, February 21 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Wed, Feb 21 2018 4:45 PM

Don't miss this meeting of Sierra Club @ Casey. We'll learn to tie the sakasa kebari... without a vise. The vise adds most of the expense in fly tying, so we'll show you how to tie this fly with nothing more than thread in a bobbin. Please try to attend one or both of the prior Sierra Club @ Casey...

Casey Middle School

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Wednesday, March 07 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Wed, Mar 07 2018 4:45 PM

When fly tying, one nearly indispensible tool is the bobbin holder. At the meeting of the Sierra Club @ Casey we'll make our own bobbin holders that work every bit as well as the store-bought variety. We'll meet in Lee Lazar's classroom. There will be pizza but please be prompt.

Casey Middle School

It's Just SNOW fun!

Start time: Saturday, March 10 2018 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sat, Mar 10 2018 4:30 PM

Oooooh, yes! Snow ice cream, snow caves, and some backward snowshoe racing. Bring a friend. It's snow fun!

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Wednesday, March 21 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Wed, Mar 21 2018 4:45 PM

Because the vise-free kebari is the most important fly for ICO tenkara anglers to know, we'll spend a second class, making sure that everyone has this one pattern down pat. We will meet in Lee Lazar's classroom. There will be pizza, but please arrive promptly. 

Creekside Elementary

At Last: Fishing!

Start time: Saturday, March 24 2018 at 1:00 PM
Ends: Sat, Mar 24 2018 7:30 PM

Finally, the water is warm enough that the fishies will be hungry. We won't need to go far to enjoy fishing in Boulder: Sawhill Ponds and South Boulder Creek should make you grateful that our open spaces are so well cared for. Priority will be given to students who have attended at least three of...

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Wednesday, April 04 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Wed, Apr 04 2018 4:45 PM

Don't miss this one: We'll cover casting, reading the water, and fishing etiquette. We'll meet in Lee Lazar's classroom. There will be pizza. Please arrive promptly.

Casey Middle School

Local Fishing: South Boulder Creek

Start time: Saturday, April 07 2018 at 2:00 PM
Ends: Sat, Apr 07 2018 8:00 PM

Sawhill Ponds and South Boulder Creek are the places we'll try to snag a few fish, trying out the casting skills we've learned and the flies we've tied during the winter. Along the way, we'll sketch and take some photographs, too.  

Casey Middle School
EcoArts Connections
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Wednesday, April 11 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Wed, Apr 11 2018 4:45 PM

An introduction to backpacking and trip planning for ICO @ Casey. We'll cover pack selection, clothing requirements, menu planning, stoves, water purification, and lots more. We'll meet at Lee Lazar's classroom and then travel to the BVICO gear depot on the ground floor. Please be prompt, as we'll...

Casey Middle School

Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park, Utah!

Start time: Friday, April 13 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Mon, Apr 16 2018 9:00 PM

Our annual spring backpacking sojourn in the ever-incredible Canyonlands National Park, this is where the scenery knocks your socks off and the echoes are grand. Beat the crowds and the heat by doing this one the ICO way.

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Car Camping at the Pumphouse

Start time: Saturday, April 28 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sun, Apr 29 2018 9:30 PM

This is a beginner's level car camping trip near Kremmling, Colorado that will feature fly fishing on the Colorado River. This is normally the last bit of good fishing until after the spring run-off has ended in late June or early July. The Pumphouse is a lovely place to visit even if you aren't...

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Sierra Club @ Casey Meeting

Start time: Wednesday, May 16 2018 at 3:45 PM
Ends: Wed, May 16 2018 4:45 PM

At this meeting of the ICO Club at Casey, we will learn the basics of using topographic maps aned compass in advance of the field exercise slated for 5/19. We will meet in Lee Lazar's classroom. Pizza will be provided. Please arrive promptly. 

Casey Middle School

Orienteering Workshop in the Boulder Open Space

Start time: Saturday, May 19 2018 at 12:00 PM
Ends: Sat, May 19 2018 4:00 PM

Learn to use map and compass to find markers hidden in the open space and win prizes along the way! Students who have attended the orienteering class at Casey Middle School on 5/16 will be given priority on this outing. Participants who have not taken this class should read and view the materials...

Casey Middle School
EcoArts Connections
Nature Kids

A Howlin' Good Time at Mission: Wolf

Start time: Friday, June 22 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sun, Jun 24 2018 4:30 PM

Our ever-popular car camping service trip to a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado. We'll help camp staff with various projects and get a bit of face time (literally) with the ambassador wolves.  

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Backpacking in the Snowy Range

Start time: Thursday, July 12 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sun, Jul 15 2018 5:00 PM

An incredible destination not so far from Boulder suitable for the beginner backpacker. We'll fish, photograph, and journal along the way. There will be a required pre-trip meeting to outfit everyone for the outing.  

Casey Middle School
EcoArts Connections
Nature Kids

A Whole Bucket of Awesome: Beartooths Backpacking

Start time: Sunday, July 22 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sat, Jul 28 2018 9:00 PM

Knock-your-socks-off scenery, knock-your-socks-off fishing, wildlife galore, and solitude are among the many reasons we drive so far to this amazing place. We pass through Glacier National Park on the return trip. Shhh! Don't tell anyone about the hotsprings: this is supposed to be "roughing it...

Casey Middle School
Nature Kids

Howlin' Again: Return to Mission: Wolf

Start time: Friday, August 03 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sun, Aug 05 2018 4:30 PM

Our second trip to Mission: Wolf to car camp and help out facility staff with various volunteer projects. We'll also spend some time with the ambassador wolves. 

Casey Middle School
Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Adventure in the Snowies

Start time: Thursday, August 09 2018 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sun, Aug 12 2018 5:00 PM

We'll return the Snowies a second time this year because the moderate drive takes us to some lovely scenery, great fishing, and reasonable trail mileage. We'll fish, photograph, and journal along the way.

Casey Middle School
Nature Kids

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