St Vrain Nature Adventure

Does your family love spending time outdoors? Would you like to encourage your child & family to explore local nature sites while connecting to the Earth in meaningful ways? Join us in the St Vrain Nature Adventure!

When your child(ren) complete the activities in the mission we’ll mail them a personalized, hand made art work to celebrate their achievement!

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Accepting submissions from May 6th, 2023 – September 10th, 2023
Bring your completed card or artwork to Global Water Dances June 10th 9:30am @ Golden Ponds or email a photograph of your artwork to

The St Vrain Nature Adventure is part of Stories from the St Vrain, an arts, advocacy, and community health project celebrating the human & environmental stories of the St Vrain Creek. The project purpose is to strengthen the connection between the St Vrain Creek and Longmont community, through innovative art, science, and education partnerships focused on addressing water related issues such as scarcity, adaptation and resilience, and to provoke community action. 

Stories from the St Vrain Family Events

June 5th-9th: Water Dances Summer Camp at Longmont Museum
Use the flowing movements of water as inspiration for dance, art, and creation in this camp geared to teach children about preservation, conversation, and our local St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks.
Ages 5 – 7, 9am – Noon
$225, with scholarships available through the Museum. Registration Code #394222.01

June 10th, 2023: 9:30am Global Water Dances: Stories from the St Vrain
Directed by collaborator Maren Waldman, this intergenerational, multicultural morning of dance, music, storytelling, and more will celebrate and educate about the St Vrain Creek. FREE and open to all ages and abilities. Golden Ponds in Longmont with accessible trail. Learn more about the event HERE

June 12th-July 3rd: Mondays 5:30pm-6:15pm Free Outdoor Creative Movement for Families
Dickens Farm Nature Area. Boston Avenue, Longmont, CO. Geared towards families with one family member age 2-6. Siblings, caregivers, grandparents, parents are encouraged to participate. We’ll connect to nature and our local St Vrain Creek through music, movement, stories and play!

July 17th: 10:15am-11:00am
Creative Movement & Nature Games at Sandstone Ranch
Join Mimi from Anima Arts for a morning of creative movement, stories and games celebrating our interconnection to nature and the beautiful St Vrain Creek. Geared towards ages 3-6 and their families. $10/family with scholarships available. Registration coming soon through Longmont Recreation.

Recent Events

May 27th & May 28th: 11:00am-11:30am Creekside for Kids at Boulder Creek Fest
Free, interactive, water-themed dance/movement games, including the giant parachute!

May 13th, 2023: Postcards to the Earth Family Workshop 11am-1pm – open house style
Led my collaborator Maren Waldman. Bring the family to walk the trails, visit the riverside, and learn about the historic property that is now Sandstone Ranch during their open house. Join us for an intentional art project on the land to pause, contemplate, identify, and express your most heartfelt message for the Earth. Consider it an early Mother’s Day experience for the one and only Mother Earth. Bring the family! This is a free, intergenerational, cross cultural experience. Guidance in English, but project may be understood and completed in any language. Parking and trails are paved and accessible.
Location: Sandstone Ranch, 3001 CO-119, Longmont Learn more about the Project and Maren Waldman’s work HERE

May 6th, 2023: Longmont’s 20th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration 11am-6pm Roosevelt Park Longmont 700 Longs Peak Ave
Join Anima Arts and Stories from the St Vrain for community art making, storytelling, and take home our Nature Adventure Challenge. Cinco de Mayo organizers’ bring diverse communities together to educate, share, appreciate and enjoy each others’ differences. The event also provides an opportunity for everyone to learn about the many resources right here in our community.

May 4th, 2023: Stories from the St Vrain Project Launch 6pm-8pm @ Una Vida
Free, family-friendly community gathering with live music, art, food, silent auction, performance, and conversation with project artists. Live Music with Márcio de Sousa, Jeff Schuler, and Raoul Rossiter playing Brazilian Choro. Silent Auction including art, gift certificates for concerts, museums, studios, and MORE! Learn more HERE