November 25, 2020

While many of us are celebrating Thanksgiving this week, it is also a good time to recognize that Native American Heritage Month is drawing to a close. The SOLE Team is constantly striving to celebrate the history and culture of all Coloradans, including its original inhabitants. This means not only educating ourselves on Native American beliefs and customs, but also acknowled...

October 20, 2020

Last Saturday, SOLE families from STEM Launch and Crawford Elementary gathered at Cherry Creek State Park for SOLE’s first ever Family Fun Day! Family Fun Day is a new kind of event where SOLE families have the opportunity to visit a local state park for free while getting to learn from some of our awesome partners. The events prioritize the health and safety of our families w...

October 5, 2020

Last week some of our SOLE team members visited the Pueblo Hatchery and were able to experience a day in the life of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Fish Hatchery Technician! Our team was not afraid to get their hands dirty and the hard-working hatchery staff was kind enough to show us the ropes. 

The Pueblo Hatchery is the only Colorado facility that raises both cold-...

August 26, 2020

 (Left to Right): Andrea Dumais, Cathy Brons, and Erin Kendall. 

         What is like to be a Park Ranger in the mountains? What about an Education Coordinator in Durango or a Schools Program Coordinator in Denver? August 26th is Women's Equality Day and in honor of the day SOLE asked three women about their jobs with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 


August 12, 2020

                    Picture (Above): 2020 SOLE Family Program group photo.

     On August 8th, SOLE families had a water filled afternoon at Cherry Creek State Park during the 2020 SOLE Family Program. The weather was warm and perfect for enjoying paddle sports, learning about macroinvertebrates, and going on nature walks....

July 3, 2020

"Fun + Nature + Learning = SOLE Teacher WS [Workshop]"

-  2020 SOLE Teacher Workshop and Retreat Participant  

     On June 30th, SOLE teachers spent an amazing day at Barr Lake State Park for SOLE's 3rd annual teacher workshop. This year's teacher workshop explored the topics of science equity and Colorado Academic Standards within the context of birdi...

May 8, 2020

It is with our great pleasure to announce the winners of this year's SOLE Art Contest! The theme was "Seasons in Colorado…" and we hope that the students’ art work will leaf you smiling and make your daisy!

After several rounds of virtual voting by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff, the top art pieces were chosen and are displayed below. All of the submitted artwork was amazing...

Today is the 46th anniversary of the first female Park Ranger being hired by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW)! Carolyn Armstrong began her career as a seasonal employee in 1971. Then, on April 17th, 1974, she became a Conservation Aide (aka Park Ranger) at Cherry Creek State Park.

March 9, 2020

What better way to understand the past then to get hands on with it. Students at Vista Peak did just that at the History Colorado Center for their SOLE field trip. Guided through four different periods in Colorado's history, students got up close with the lives of those that have called this state home.

February 17, 2020

Have you ever heard of the Great Backyard Bird Count?  It is a 4 day citizen science event every year in February that allows birders around the world to gather data on bird populations!  This year was the 23rd year of gathering data, and a few SOLE families were able to help research by inputting their findings from a Barr Lake bird walk on February 15th.

The SOLE team, i...

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