Partner In-Class Programs

Your plan MUST be submitted to and approved by our School Programs Coordinator (erin.kendall@state.co.us) before reservations can be made with partners. Please notify us when you have scheduled your program dates.

Denver Metro and Northeast Colorado

Littleton

The Audubon Society of Greater Denver (ASDG) is a non-profit chapter of the National Audubon Society. From examining owls’ adaptations up close to dissecting albatross boluses and talking about watershed pollution, they provide many fun hands-on opportunities to explore and connect with nature and conservation in the classroom.

Lakewood

The City of Lakewood's Bear Creek Lake Park has programs that offer hands-on experiences designed to provide a positive and fun outdoor learning environment.

Fairplay

The mission of Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center is to provide environmental education that gives individuals of all ages the tools and knowledge to become better stewards of the earth.

Our vision is to become a leading environmental education center inspiring action to protect and improve the environment.

Brighton

The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization founded to address a need for bird conservation and related public education in the Western United States.

Westminster

Butterfly Pavilion fosters an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.

Aurora

Discover Aurora's true nature. We invite you to visit our award-winning nature centers: Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch and the AWQUA Lounge.

Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens helps students grow their science skills, plant knowledge, and appreciation for the natural world. Programs emphasize student-led discovery through a variety of hands-on activities and guided explorations.

Arvada

Majestic View Nature Center is a place to learn about and appreciate the area’s natural features and cultural history by interacting directly with nature! The park includes a lake and wetland areas, a beautiful demonstration garden, interpretive trails, prairie grasses and many wildlife species.

Denver

History Colorado inspires generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We provide programs, curricula, and training about Colorado history for K-12 schools and educators across the state.

Sedalia

Nature's Educators is a 501c3 non-profit educational wildlife program. Our mission is to teach anyone and everyone about the importance of birds of prey. We strive to get audiences excited to learn about wildlife.

Commerce City

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge provides a unique experience for youth to learn about and observe wildlife in their natural habitat throughout the year. Its close proximity to the Denver metro area
makes it an ideal destination for hands-on outdoor learning.

Littleton

The mission of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space and by providing recreational services and programs.

Wild Wings Environmental Education

Denver

Wild Wings Environmental Education is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization that provides unique programs for schools, scouts and other public gatherings using live animals and visual aids to promote respect for wild animals and the environments where they live. These programs meet Colorado State Standards and are taught in a fun and interactive way that connects the audience with the natural world around them. Wild Wings is able to bring a part of the wild into the educational environment, thereby increasing awareness of humankind’s beneficial and adverse impacts on the wild world.

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Northwest Colorado

Fruita

Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more than a monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.

Keystone

Founded in 1976 by Robert W. Craig, Keystone Science School has taught scientific principles and leadership skills to young people, teachers, and community members through engaging hands-on field experiences. KSS was founded on the belief that leaders should approach decision-making with a healthy respect for scientific inquiry, collaboration, and civic engagement. 

Steamboat Springs

Yampatika inspires environmental stewardship through education. Located in Steamboat Springs, Yampatika Naturalists travel throughout Routt, Jackson, and Moffat County delivering environmental education programs in school classrooms, outside on school grounds, and also on public lands.

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Southeast Colorado

Colorado Springs

Catamount Institute’s science-based environmental education programs promote science literacy, outdoor exploration, experiential learning, to students throughout the Pikes Peak region. These programs provide exceptional opportunities for youth to experience and understand their world with an enriched sense of their surroundings.

Manitou Springs

Invented by a caver and MIT engineer, CaveSim makes highly realistic artificial caves that teach STEM concepts. Interactive electronic formations, fauna, and artifacts teach conservation in 60' of multi-level passage. Computer scoring tracks which formations you "damage" as you explore. Vie for "most careful caver" while learning and having fun.

Colorado Springs

Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre family-run, working cattle ranch that operates on the high prairie. Owned by the State Land Board, its spring-fed lakes, creeks, and pools are home to diverse populations of birds, pronghorn, deer, fish, prairie dogs, coyote, badgers, and much more.

Colorado Springs

We've been a community-owned, not-for-profit, four-service utility provider in the Pikes Peak region since 1924. We supply the energy (natural gas and electricity) and water (drinking water and wastewater) services for Colorado Springs.

We offer free educational programs designed to augment your existing curriculum. These programs meet Colorado Department of Education Academic Standards and Common Core State Standards wherever possible.

Salida

GARNA’s mission is to foster stewardship of the resources of the greater Arkansas River region through education, volunteerism and experiences. We accomplish our mission through formal partnerships with natural resources.

Salida

Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships.

Florissant

High Trails Outdoor Education Center provides educational experiences in the outdoors in which children and adults will gain greater skills, knowledge, and understanding of the interrelationships of all living things, of working together as a team, and of growing positively as a person.

Pueblo

The Nature and Raptor Center offers environmental education programs and a Raptor Center to rehabilitate injured birds of prey and return them to the wild. Visitors can see live raptors such as hawks, owls, falcons and eagles on display. The scenic location of the Nature Center along the Arkansas River offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Pueblo

Our mission is to promote appreciation and understanding of the natural world, while providing a quality environment for animals and visitors at the Pueblo Zoo.

Deckers

Camp Shady Brook measures success in several ways, one of which is the number of friendships it helps create. We want each child to forge lifelong relationships with their fellow campers, creating relationships where they can be their true selves.

Camp Shady Brook also measures success in terms of each camper’s personal growth. Whether it’s developing a new sense of independence or becoming more respectful, responsible, caring, or honest, we work to make every camper proud of who they are and who they can become. Campers take on a host of new challenges and learn new skills, such as how to shoot a bow and arrow, how to ride a horse and how to scale a climbing wall. With each skill, they build a sense of confidence in their own ability to achieve and excel, and they leave camp stronger and more self-assured than they were before – and that sounds like success to us.

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Southwest Colorado

Montrose/Crawford

Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million
years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

Durango

Durango Nature Studies offers two-session science and nature education programs for grades K-5 in which students learn about science topics and local habitats through hands-on activities in the classroom and field. Topics covered correlate to Colorado and national science education standards for each grade.

Alamosa

Containing the tallest dunes in North America, and one of the most fragile and complex dune systems in the world, this park provides special opportunities for recreation, exploration, and education in the highly resilient dune mass and adjoining creek environments.

Baca, Alamosa, and Monte Vista

One of over 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, these areas are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service specifically for wildlife. They are a living heritage, conserving wildlife and habitat for people today
and generations to come.

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