Interpretive Programs Offered at Crow Valley Recreation Area

Contact(s): Reghan Cloudman

GREELEY, Colo.– The Pawnee National Grassland is hosting interpretive programs for children at the Crow Valley Recreation Area Education Site starting July 28 through August.

Join Pawnee National Grassland staff for a story time program every Monday from July 28 to Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. for preschool-aged children with an adult. Following story time, there will be a coloring or craft activity. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite book to read.

Grassland staff will also be hosting a Growing up WILD program for children ages 3 through 7 accompanied by an adult. Following the program there will be an art, music or movement activity. This program will be Wednesdays at 9 a.m. July 30 through Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. Both programs take approximately 1.5 hours each.

These programs are a great way to introduce young children to nature by experiencing it first hand on the Pawnee National Grassland. The Crow Valley Recreation Area Education Site is located 32 miles northeast of Greeley or 14 miles east of Ault, just off Colo. State Highway 14. Turn north on Weld County Road 77 and travel ¼ mile to the campground entrance on the west side of the road. More information about the site is available online at Any questions, contact the Pawnee National Grassland office at 970-346-5000.

Before heading out to enjoy these interpretive opportunities visitors need to remember facilities are limited on the grassland. Bring sunblock, plenty of water and have a full tank of gas.