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Enjoy the outdoors at the annual Evergreen Outdoor Skills Day June 9
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its great Evergreen partners are hosting the annual Evergreen Outdoor Skills Day on Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free event provides residents and visitors a day of outdoor recreation, education and fun. Participants can try activities such as fishing, shooting sports, learning about hunter education, macro-invertebrates, Colorado wildlife and much more. No experience is necessary, and no equipment is needed. It all will be provided, along with grilled lunch and a fishing pole for kids to take home, while supplies last.

"This is a unique way for kids and families to learn how to fish, learn about sport shooting and other activities in the great outdoors, said Wildlife Officer Joe Nicholson.

Held at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center, attendees will be paired with seasoned instructors and experts in the various skills and have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

Opportunities at the event include:

Nature walks with Evergreen Audubon and the Evergreen Nature Center

Fishing with CPW staff and volunteers

Bear Aware and Lion Aware education booth with volunteers from CPW

Shooting BB guns with CPW staff and National Wild Turkey Federation

Hunter outreach and education

Free lunch from the Evergreen Elks Lodge

WHO: Anyone interested in learning wildlife-recreation skills

WHAT: Evergreen Outdoor Skills Day

WHEN: Sunday, June 9 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: EPRD Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen

The event is free, but registration is appreciated to plan for food. Please register the whole family, youth and adults:

Youths must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and older will require a valid fishing license.

Sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Evergreen Parks and Recreation District, Evergreen Audubon Society, Evergreen Elk Lodge, and National Wild Turkey Federation.