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. 

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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...

February 4, 2020

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...

January 20, 2020

Not only did Thunder Valley K-8 have a GREAT turnout to their Family Nature Night last week (over 200 attendees!), but the families and kids were able to plant not one, but 2 plants at the event!

The Gardens on Spring Creek, located in Fort Collins is a community botanic garden with the mission of  improving the lives of people and fostering environmental stewardship through ho...

January 9, 2020

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...

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