What an AWESOME evening we had in Fairplay! About 175 people wandered the halls for Edith Teter's first Family Nature Night ever! The snow did not deter these eager families from all the excitement! Families were entertained by the numerous activities to choose from. Between our partners and the activities in the gym, the evening was jam-packed with outdoor family fun. Guidestone CO shared awesome artifacts from early Colorado, and discussed the importance of farming! The Key
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!
'Dew' you ever wonder how river ecosystems 'otter' look like? Whenever I think of riparian habitat, my mind 'meanders' through a 'stream' of bird species, cottonwoods, and insects. The fourth graders of Milliken Elementary were in for a treat when their class took a trip to South Platte Park, just south of Denver. Naturalists at South Platte started by educating the students on the history of the Park, followed by exploration of the Carson Nature Center. The South Platte Rive
The students of Lawrence Elementary had a blast at their Family Nature Night! About 76 kids and 37 adults (113 total) attended the event. Our partners brought amazing activities, and even some live education tools for this epic night! Majestic View Nature Center, along with Jeffco Open Space, brought 3 snakes to show, including the native Bull Snake featured above. Some students loved the idea of learning and touching these magnificent reptiles...while some parents watched fr
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
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