No Long Faces at Longfellow's Third Annual Family Nature Night!


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 fish eggs and fingerlings to explore through the microscope. Nearby, a local District Wildlife Manager, Kim Woodruff, helped guests to paint their own sparkling fishing lures.

The Bureau of Land Management tested families’ skills at geology and mineral identification, showcasing a beautiful collection of rocks and minerals.

Guidestone discussed life cycles, particularly the journey of plants. Their table was lined with a variety of seeds that all require very different things to grow.