Fly Tying & Brews

Start time: Sunday, April 30 2017 at 1:00 PM
Ends: Sun, Apr 30 2017 6:00 PM

Learn to make the lures that are used in fly fishing. It's fun, it's easy, and it'll save you money if you know how to make your own flies. We'll teach simple, effective patterns that work on local creeks during all year long. Think of it as art-you-can-use. This is a beginner's course, so don't...

Conference Call/Meeting

Start time: Thursday, May 04 2017 at 8:30 PM
Ends: Thu, May 04 2017 10:00 PM

These meetings are where we discuss issues facing the program and calendar outings. All volunteers are encouraged to participate in at least two of these calls per year so that everyone has some understanding of how we make decisions.  Our Steering Committee Members should plan to attend all of...

Button Rock Fly Fishing for Casey Middle School

Start time: Saturday, May 06 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sat, May 06 2017 4:00 PM

Out trip to Pumphouse was/is snowed-out so, with good meteorological luck, we'll head to the Button Rock area, near Lyons. The fishing is reportedly good and water levels not yet too high. So come join us for this beginner's fly fishing trip, combined with good hiking and some photography! This...

Casey Middle School

Mountain Bike Training at Place Bridge Academy!

Start time: Thursday, May 11 2017 at 4:30 PM
Ends: Thu, May 11 2017 5:30 PM

Students from Place Bridge Academy will participate in this exciting training session and experienced the adventure of riding a mountain bike.

Place Bridge Academy

Rocky Mountain National Park Fishing

Start time: Saturday, May 13 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sat, May 13 2017 5:00 PM

There's snow in the mountains and huge fish in the river at Morraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. Lots of elk about, too! This full-day, easy outing will combine tenkara fly fishing, hiking, and probably lots of hot chocolate. It will satisfy requirements for local fly fishing in our...

Casey Middle School
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Outdoor Leadership Training 101/201 in Evergreen

Start time: Sunday, May 14 2017 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sun, May 14 2017 4:00 PM

This Outdoor Leadership 101/201 course combines online video-based training that must be taken in advance of the live training. The combination of the video-based training and live training satisifes the outdoor leadership training requirement for Outdoor Leadership Training 101 and 201. The...

Bird Safari at Walden Ponds on International Migratory Bird Day

Start time: Saturday, May 20 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sat, May 20 2017 2:00 PM

The migratory birds will be at their peak around this time and, as part of International Migratory Bird Day, Boulder Valley ICO will join Environment for the Americas to lead a bird walk and staff a table with birding-related events. This is an easy, 2/3-day outing that is great for elementary...

Creekside Elementary
EcoArts Connections
Columbine Elementary
Crestview Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Nature Kids

FREE Wilderness First Aid for BVICO Outings Leaders

Start time: Saturday, June 10 2017 at 8:00 AM
Ends: Sun, Jun 11 2017 5:30 PM

The course teaches first aid protocols tailored to the backcountry. BVICO normally subsidizes the cost of this course for it's volunteers, but, in this case, we will offer the course for free to those pursuing outings leader certification (either Level 1 or Level 2). The dates for this course are...

Howling Good Time at Mission: Wolf!

Start time: Friday, June 23 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sun, Jun 25 2017 5:00 PM

Yes, you do want to meet a real wolf, face-to-face! This magical outing combines service work at a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado with literal face-time with ambassador wolves at the facility. It's car camping and service learning at their finest near the Sangre de Cristos.

Casey Middle School
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Beginner's Backpacking at Diamond Lake

Start time: Friday, July 07 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sun, Jul 09 2017 5:00 PM

When it starts to swelter in Boulder, go high to the diamond in the sky. Diamond Lake, that is. Only 3.5 miles hike takes one to this lovely lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness where we'll fish, play games, and explore. Participants should have no recent history of anemia or altitude sickness. 

Casey Middle School
Place Bridge Academy
Family Resource
Manhattan Middle School
Nature Kids

Backpacking & Fishing in the Beartooth Wilderness, Wyoming

Start time: Sunday, July 23 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sat, Jul 29 2017 5:00 PM

This intermediate-level backpacking trip for NKJN families delivers incredible fishing, scenery, and solitude. We will also drive through Yellowstone National Park on our return trip, stopping on the way to see Old Faithful and other well-known locations in the park. Nature photography will also...

Nature Kids

Backpacking & Fishing in the Snowy Range of Wyoming

Start time: Thursday, August 10 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends: Sun, Aug 13 2017 6:00 PM

The Snowy Range of Wyoming features a high-altitude rolling plateau with numerous fish-filled lakes and easy trails. This 4-day 3-night trip will allow backpackers of all skill levels to enjoy beautiful scenery, abundant wildflowers and excellent fishing.

Nature Kids

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