Partner Locations

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.

Denver

Bluff Lake Nature Center is a unique urban natural area dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to respect, protect, and connect with our natural world.

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.

CSU Environmental Learning Center

Fort Collins

Our mission at the Colorado State University Environmental Learning Center is to connect people with nature by facilitating educational, inclusive and safe experiences in the natural environment and to advance the field of environmental education through sound research and practice.

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.

Fort Collins

The Gardens on Spring Creek is a beautiful setting to dig into life science education. We offer hands on school programs for all grades that are unique, interactive and standards-based. Each program brings a different lens to the beautiful landscapes here at the Gardens.

Golden

Lookout Mountain Nature Center inspires kids to connect with the natural world and offers gentle hiking trails past ponderosa pines & through meadows, providing panoramic views of the Denver metro area.

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.

Aurora

The Plains Conservation Center, part of the Denver Botanic Gardens, is an outdoor education facility and state designated natural area located in Colorado. We empower people to care for themselves, the natural world,
and their communities by connecting them to their grassland roots.

Greeley

The Poudre Learning Center provides students opportunities to experience the native and man-made elements of our Cache La Poudre riparian and prairieecosystems in a natural setting. It serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary learning that includes the science, history, aesthetics and economics of the natural area and the river and its wetlands.

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.

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Northwest Colorado

Children's Nature Center

Grand Junction

The Children's Nature Center (CNC) is the only living museum within a 250-mile radius that exhibits exotic animals in naturalist habitats. The center hosts more than 120 unique creatures, ranging from 13-foot pythons to 1-inch-long dart frogs to lively stingrays. We have saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats, as well as numerous coral tanks with a wide variety of aquatic life. CNC features a collection of snakes, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as  a variety of colorful parrots. Our living and inanimate exhibits are all designed to educate guests on animals, wildlife, and the environment.

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. 

Multi-day trips to the Colorado National Monument

SOS Outreach is a youth development nonprofit that fosters self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making in underserved youth. SOS programs are unique in their use of
adventure sports to engage participants for future success.

Avon

We provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs. We invite you to come explore your curious nature with us!
 

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

La Junta

Bent’s Old Fort features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events.

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.

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.