Nat/Sci In-Person: High Line Canal Tour


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0930_HLCC
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 3
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $35
Getting to Know the High Line Canal: An Explorative Walking Tour
One In-Person Session
Sat., Oct. 19, 2024, 1-3 pm MT

At 71 miles, the High Line Canal is one of the longest urban trails in the country, twisting through the most populated area of Colorado while crossing a diverse mosaic of communities and nature. In this 2-hour, low-impact walking tour led by Sam Wilber, programs coordinator for the High Line Canal Conservancy, you get to explore a section of the trail to learn about the canal’s history, connect with nature and get some exercise. Starting at the Mamie D. Eisenhower Park in Denver, Wilber shares the historic use of the canal for irrigation and its transition into a cherished green space. Next, discover newly planted trees that are a part of the conservancy’s ongoing tree-planting program. As you view the trees, Wilber discusses how the conservancy chooses which species to plant and how it cares for the new saplings. Then enjoy beautiful public art, a cottonwood carving by local artist Chainsaw Mama. Learn about the art initiatives on the canal and what new exciting art pieces are coming soon. And finally, focus on the nature of the canal and its critical role as an urban wildlife corridor. Keep your ears and eyes open for migrating birds and other wildlife and explore the conservancy's work in community science initiatives that study wildlife.

Sam Wilber is the programs coordinator for the High Line Canal Conservancy where she offers fun and meaningful program opportunities to explore, care for, and learn about nature. Her background is in volunteerism, environmental education and zoology with over 10 years of experience working for conservation organizations.


Enrichment Program
University College
University of Denver
2211 S. Josephine St.
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-871-2291

Program contacts:
Lynn Wells, Director

Charles Stillwagon, Program Manager

Phone: 303-871-2291


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Saturday 19 October 2024 19 October 2024 01:00PM - 03:00PM All Students Sam Wilber