SOLE Family Nature Nights are Back!

"I loved this event! It was so fun! I loved it!" Samuels Elementary Family Nature Night Participant

This fall we brought back the SOLE Family Nature Nights, and we had quite the success! Some of these schools included one of our Denver Metro schools, Samuels Elementary, and in the southeast Beulah Heights Elementary. Each event had a total attendance of over 80 participants!

In the past, Family Nature Nights have mostly been inside schools. This year, Samuels Elementary and Beulah Heights Elementary had their Family Nature Night outside for the safety of the families, partners, volunteers and staff.

The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and their families had the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills or were able to enhance their outdoor skills. These skills included things like archery and fishing!

Park Ranger Erin Steinman from Lake Pueblo State Park is teaching two Beulah Heights Elementary participants about boat safety on a patrol boat!
A student from Samuels Elementary learns how to do archery!
This student from Samuels Elementary had a REEL good time at backyard bass!

As part of the SOLE Family Nature Night tradition, we had our exhilarating raffle! Children were able to win a variety of gifts to encourage them to connect with the outdoors such as a sleeping bag, binoculars with nature guide, fishing pole with kit and more! This year, one of our partners, The Denver Botanic Gardens, brought 4 free passes to the Denver Botanic Gardens as a raffle prize.

Some of the Beulah Heights Elementary winners!
Some of the Samuels Elementary winners including the lucky winner of the 4 free passes to the Denver Botanic Gardens (student on far left)!

Thank you to all the SOLE school's staff, partners, volunteers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff that made these events possible. We could not have done it without you! THANK YOU!

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