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.
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.
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.
Last week the SOLE team traveled out through the snow to Crawford Elementary in Aurora for their yearly Family Nature Night. We had tons of amazing partners participating during the event, but there was one unique partner who brought something different.
The City of Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space had a fun touch and feel box setup for the kiddos and families to test th...
As many of you readers may know, a large portion of the SOLE program centers around in-class learning. The SOLE team provides a variety of in-class programming for our 4th graders across the state. Currently we have a choice of six programs: Cookie Mining, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Senses, Animal Adaptations, and Tracking like a Fur Trapper. Currently we are phasing o...
This winter, the SOLE team caped off the school semester with a distance learning lesson on winter adaptations. The new distance learning programming allows Colorado Parks and Wildlife to expand its reach to schools by taking a lesson to multiple classes simultaneously.