Martin Luther King Day Celebration

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Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids on this holiday? Please join us as the Nature Center will be open this day. We’ll have kids’ crafts all day and a nature hike at 10am. The three-mile hike will explore the wildlife refuge and we’ll observe our roosting bald eagle population.

2016 Bird Conservancy of the Rockies Christmas Bird Count for Kids

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Join local naturalists and families on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ (formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory) 4th annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) at Barr Lake State Park. Every year for more than a century, tens of thousands of volunteers take part in… Read more »

Bald Eagle Nesting

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The habitat of Barr Lake’s wildlife refuge is perfect for one pair of nesting bald eagles. It has large old cottonwoods for roosting, rich food sources, and little disturbance. A pair of bald eagles has been observed in the refuge, every year, since 1986. As of 2015, Barr Lake bald eagles have fledged 51 young!… Read more »

New Year, New Beginnings

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Offered by Jim Vincent This time of year brings with it the many thoughts of family and plans for the future. We begin the New Year with positive thoughts of endless possibilities and new beginnings. As time progresses frequently something unexpected comes out of nowhere to shake our confidence in our plans. How can you… Read more »

Cancer Support Group

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Platte Valley Medical Center offers a monthly support group to help cancer patients and their families cope with the uncertainties and overwhelming feelings that cancer brings. Research shows that a support group can help people emotionally and even improve their physical health through treatment. The Cancer Support Group is held in the cardiac lounge area… Read more »

Seeing More Clearly

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Welcome to 2016! We all approach the New Year with different thoughts. The most popular is New Year, New You. We’ve been given an opportunity with the turn of the calendar year to start over. I’m thinking I’d like to take a little different twist on this adventure. The longer I live, the more I… Read more »

Cardiac Support Group

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If you are currently being treated for heart disease and would be interested in meeting other patients, this group is for you. In this free support group, you can expect a forum of mutual respect and courtesy about the challenges and insights your illness has presented. This class meets in Conference Room C. For information… Read more »

Barr Lake First Day Hikes

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On Thursday, Jan. 1, 2016, Barr Lake State Park will be participating in the America’s State Parks’ First Day Hikes. This hike at the park will be a great opportunity to view bald eagles. Reservations are required! To sign up for the First Day Hike at Barr Lake on Jan. 1, 2016, please call the… Read more »

Look Good Feel Better

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Many women struggle to feel like themselves during cancer treatment. That’s why PVMC has partnered with Look Good Feel Better to bring a free, one-of-a-kind class to local women. Participants will learn how to use wigs, scarves and other accessories to cope with hair loss. A style video shows women how to dress for the… Read more »

Solstice Moon Hike

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Bundle up and share part of the longest night of the year with Naturalist Larry and the last quarter of the moon. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies at the Nature Center after your Solstice Moon Hike. Suitable for all ages, dress for being outdoors. All ages welcome, meet at the Nature Center.