This IMBD favorite teaches youth about birds, habitat, and conservation in an 8-page interactive packet. Fun activities engage participants in field observations, bird identification, and more. The Jr. Birder Patch recognizes completion of the program. Usable at any park or refuge, in the backyard, or as a classroom or home project. Specify 5-8 years or 9-12 years. English or Spanish. Visit website for discounts on sets of 30 and 100.
Be prepared to experience the wilderness in your own schoolyard. Explore the ingenious seed dispersal adaptations that plant use to conquer new territory and theorize on the most successful methods found in our area. Test your own adaptive powers by designing your one seeds for specific environments in a challenging post-visit activity.
Ant, roly polys, spiders, and flies are city invertebrates familiar to everyone young and old. During this 1 hour classroom program, students investigate other invertebrates and discover the important roles in the life of other city animals. Packets of pre and post visit information and activities accompany this program.
Introduction to Business Sustainability provides an overview of the basic concept and definition of Corporate Sustainability. Various models and theories about business sustainability will be introduced and explained including: The Natural Step, Natural Capitalism, The Triple Bottom Line, Product Life-Cycle and Biomimicry. National and local company stories will be shared to cite specific examples of how companies can begin sustainable programs and initiatives within their own organization. The presentation includes basic information and resources on how companies can get started.
The Roaring Fork Conservancy offers a variety of interpretive programs for residents and visitors to the Roaring Fork Valley. These include: tours of water diversion projects and conservation easement properties (Watershed Explorations), guided river float trips, and interpretive signage.
"If Trees Could Talk" is an 11-module, middle school, environmental history curriculum that gives teachers the opportunity to download (free of charge) social studies activities that are based upon archival materials. The centerpiece of each module is a compilation of primary resources--documents, maps, newspaper articles, oral histories or photographs--from which students will be asked to gather, examine, and analyze information, and synthesize insights. If Trees Could Talk is correlated to National History and Social Studies Standards, as well as Colorado's Academic Standards. The curriculum also meets the indicators for the Guidelines for Excellence developed by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The curriculum is available on-line at: http://foresthistory.org/Education/Curriculum/index.html
What would you need if you were a fish? Clean water! Explore the importance of this natural resource through movement and songs like "H2O", "If I was a Fish", and "The Water Cycle." Learn about the water cycle and the role that people play in it, how we use water, and how kids can help protect it.
Examine real nests and describes how they provide shelter for baby birds. Discover how birds build their nests and what materials they use. Each student will create their own nest to take home from materials found in the schoolyard.
HawkQuest is dedicated to provide educational opportunities for people to understand and appreciate the interactions of wild living things in their environment. Roxborough has partnered with HawkQuest to bring you this unique program with features live birds of prey. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 303 973 3959.
With the use of live animals, photos, and biofacts, discover that all organisms need the same components of a habitat in order to survive: food, water, shelter and space. Learn how animals meet their basic needs in a variety of habitats from around the world.
Habitat Stewards volunteer opportunities are part of a community-based program that trains volunteers to educate and assist others in their area in the creation and restoration of wildlife habitat. This may mean coordinating other volunteers to take on a Schoolyard Habitats project at a local elementary school, or may involve speaking to a local garden club about the importance of native plants and habitat suitable for wildlife.
An excellent variety of guided hikes is offered on a regular basis throughout the year. Led by an experienced naturalist, these popular excursions offer participants the opportunity to learn about the natural history of the Pueblo Mountain Park while getting some exhilarating exercise and meeting some terrific folks. Birding hikes, wildflower hikes, Thoreau hikes, and full moon hikes are offered regularly. In the winter, a hike can become a snowshoe outing if conditions are right. Be prepared for varying weather and wear good hiking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Also bring along a water bottle and snacks on these moderately strenuous hikes that are educational and fun. Most hikes last from two to three hours and are appropriate for adults and children over 12. Registration required by calling 719-485-4444.
The three programs: Youth and Adult Training, School Training, and Finding Our Roots Training consist of a variety of educational workshops. Workshops include: native plant and animal ecology, organic gardening, composting, carpentry, landscape construction, irrigation and masonry. Workshops are conducted at the gardens or at DeLaney Community Farm, in a familiar setting close to the residents and convenient to schools.