Granby got their hands dirty at this Family Nature Night! With so many interactive activities, families were immersed in outdoor fun from the moment we started at 5:30 until we ended at 7:30. We estimated about 87 kids and 58 adults (145 total) attended the event. What awesome turnout! The YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and Camp Chief Ouray came prepared for adventure! They gave each student a "scavenger hunt" type activity to complete for a prize. For the scavenger hunt, students
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.
For Arickaree School’s very first Nature Night, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff came from near and far to set up several exciting outdoor activities for local families to experience. Families began showing up with smiles and excitement as the evening got off to an early start. The evening was set up like a mini festival within the common areas of the school. A smiling face was waiting at the Welcome Table where everyone was greeted with raffle tickets and information. Sever
Students at Queen Palmer Elementary School and their families came out Friday night ready to experience everything Family Nature Night had to offer, which included a variety of activities from Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLE) program and partner organization, pizza and lemonade for dinner, raffle prizes, and several local CPW staff and volunteers. With sunny skies and more daylight to spare, some of the activities were placed outside. This gave people a chance
With a crisp breeze rolling through the streets of Colorado Springs, Thomas Edison Elementary welcomes students and their families inside to enjoy Family Nature Night. You can feel the fun filling the hallways as families join in on the activities that give students and their families an opportunity to connect with the outdoors. Students can learn and practice their archery skills in the gym. By the end of the night everyone is making the bullseye! Fishing is a skill that tak
With unbridled excitement, families swarmed into Longfellow Elementary for their third annual Family Nature Night. Families headed onward from the Welcome Table to either eat pizza in the cafeteria, explore partner tables in the hallway, or give backyard bass and archery a try in the gym. Partners and local Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) staff lined the hallway with great activities. Bryan and Sarah from Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery brought aquatic life to the school with fis