For these Jeffco kids, Spring Break is just around the corner. What better way to start off Spring than with the SOLE Team and free pizza? Eiber's Family Nature Night was full of awesome activities brought by our incredible partners. Thanks to all the families who attended, and huge shout out to our partners and volunteers who made this such a great event! The Generation Wild! booth had students use their observational skills to determine which track belonged to which animal!
On Thursday, January 24th, Arrowhead Elementary opened their doors for an evening of outdoor family fun! The early morning snowstorm didn't stop these families from coming out and having a great time! About 43 kids and 25 adults (68 total) attended the event. Students were able to enjoy fishing in the gym as well as archery, which was provided by our wonderful partner A&H Adventures. Barr Lake State Park brought their boating safety t-shirts that can be decorated and taken ho
Bees, bass and dino's, oh my! The SOLE team had a BLAST at Edison Elementary's Family Nature Night last Thursday. We estimated about 65 kids and 44 adults (109 total) attended the event. Our incredible partners brought along some fun, interactive, kid-friendly activities. One passionate parent offered their support by running a booth to advocate bee conservation and education. Colorado Native Bee is a Denver-based organization dedicated to spreading awareness of Colorado's na
Gloomy weather wasn't going to stop Milliken Elementary's 3-5th graders from having an awesome night of outdoor family fun! Students left with a sense of accomplishment while building confidence in their archery, fishing, and wildlife identification skills. We estimated a total of 80 students and 46 adults (126 total) attended. Thank you Milliken for the great turnout this year! The SOLE Team was aided by partners from the Bird Conservancy and Barr Lake State Park! Michelle S
Students of Murphy Creek slowly trickled through its doors for Family Nature Night on September 17. The YMCA and other programs were ending just as our Nature Night began, so any kids leaving those programs were encouraged to stay for our activities and FREE pizza! An estimate of around 55 kids and 35 adults (90 total) attended. This was an awesome event for all that attended. Families were greeted near the flagpole where they signed in and received their raffle tickets. Outs
What a night! On September 11th, Vista Peak Exploratory was jam-packed with students from the moment we opened the doors at 5pm. We estimated about 149 students and 83 adults (232 total) attended. So many families attended, we were completely out of pizza by 5:30! Note to SOLE: bring more pizza! Families were able to enjoy activities provided by our partners. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies facilitated a bird-watching activity, while History Colorado quizzed students on fun f
Our first Family Nature Night of the 2018-19 school year was held at the Chappelow Arts Magnet School in Evans. This is Chappelow's second year as a SOLE school, and around 150 students and parents attended. Students were greeted by Katie Denny, a teacher who communicated with SOLE staff throughout the year and helped plan the entire event. Several SOLE partners came out for Nature Night, including Poudre Learning Center, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, and A&H Adventures! P
Despite the rain trickling from the sky, families were all smiles as they arrived at Paonia Elementary School’s second annual Family Nature Night. Before them lay an array of activities with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) educators, Rangers, and District Wildlife Managers as well as our wonderful partners: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, The Nature Connection, and U.S. Forest Service. Upon entering the school, families were greeted by the CPW Southwest Education Coordinat
As the sunlight glistened on the surrounding mountains, families filed into Ridgway Elementary’s second annual Family Nature Night. Before them lay an array of activities with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) educators, Rangers, and District Wildlife Managers as well as our wonderful partners: Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership. Upon entering the school, families were greeted by the Welcome Table and a fun activity with Ridgway State Park.
As the sunlight glistened brightly on snow-capped mountains in the distance, families filed into Walden’s third annual Family Nature Night. Before them lay an array of activities with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) staff and our wonderful partners: Yampatika and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Upon entering the school, families were greeted by an unlikely life form: fish eggs! A staff member from the Bellvue-Watson Fish Hatchery shared his wealth of knowledge about Colora