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...

December 30, 2019

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.

December 24, 2019

As the 2019 year comes to an end, and 2020 is knocking on the door, Pennock Elementary 4th graders were given an opportunity to participate in a rendezvous, or a meeting...or in our case 4 meetings!! 

On December 20th, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife SOLE team, joined by Liz Cook from History Colorado visited Pennock Elementary to allow the students to participate in four mini-...

December 19, 2019

What do animal calls, windmills, and archery have in common? They were all highlights of Thomas Edison Elementary School’s Family Nature Night!

November 26, 2019

Winter is well on its way here, snow is in the air and temperatures are dropping.  Are you prepared?  The animals definitely are, thanks to their unique adaptations that allow them to stay cozy and happy all winter long.  What do animals do to help them survive?

Seek Shelter!

Not only do humans feel nice and cozy inside of their homes.  But wildlife, reptiles included...

October 31, 2019

Who says that you need to travel the world to find ancient artifacts and fossils, when dinosaur bones and evidence of other prehistoric animals have been found all across Colorado!

Last week the SOLE team traveled across the Rockies to Grand Junction where we hosted Family Nature Nights for Pomona Elementary and Orchard Avenue Elementary.  A very special partner, Museums of Wes...

October 7, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of putting on a helmet and venturing into a cave?  Well with CaveSim you can live that dream, without the dangers or travel of real cave exploration.  CaveSim is an electronic crawl-through cave simulator based in an easily movable trailer.  Both kids and adults alike can experience the thrill of caving from their own backyard!

Last week CaveSim...

September 19, 2019

On Wednesday evening we held our annual family nature night for the 4th grade class at Vista Peak Exploratory.  There was an attendance of 60 adults and 95 kids (155 total).  Everyone loved the pizza, prizes and fun interactive activities provided by our partners and staff.

We were joined by our wonderful partners, A&H Adventures, Aurora PROS Department, Rocky Mountain Ars...

September 16, 2019

Mid-way through the month we had our Centennial Elementary Family Nature Night!  130 individuals showed up to check out our fun activities, eat some pizza and learn about the environment from our partners and volunteers!

Along with our Trivia Wheel, Generation Wild and Backyard Bass stations, our partners from A&H Adventures, Broomfield Open Space & Trails, Rocky Mountain Arsen...

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