River Rovers

River Rovers

Here at the ELC, we love the Poudre River! Swimming, fishing, exploring, and catching toads are all part of the magic of the river in the summer time. In fact, there’s so much demand for our river-themed summer camp that we offer it twice each year! One of the best parts of this camp is […]

Growing Partnerships

Growing Partnerships

We are so excited to be working with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) on several projects this summer. By combining our expertise in connecting youth to nature with WRV’s expertise in restoration ecology, we are creating high impact programs that get youth involved in caring for the natural places in their community and empower them to […]

Girls in the Woods

Girls in the Woods

This summer, we had the opportunity to launch an exciting new program in partnership with the STEM Institute at Preston Middle School called Girls in the Woods. This middle school summer camp focused on developing outdoor skills and appreciation for nature in a supportive, all-girls environment. But why is it important to get girls outside? […]

Building dams in the diversion ditch.

Hello Summer!

The longest day of the year has come and gone, and summer has officially started. In support of efforts to get kids outside, Governor Hickenlooper has declared June 21 Generation Wild Day in Colorado! Check out Generation Wild’s list of 100 things to do outside before you’re 12 for some summertime inspiration. Of course, at […]

New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

As we approach the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, we at the Environmental Learning Center are thinking about New Year’s resolutions. As we reflect on the past year, we reaffirm our mission to connect people with nature. We achieve this mission by providing school field trips, scout programs, school out day camps, after […]

Happy Winter!

Happy Winter!

Happy first day of winter! We at the Environmental Learning Center love this time of year because we can spot lots of animals tracks in the snow. Winter is also the perfect time to spot some critters that are harder to spot the rest of the year, like mink, or animals that migrate here for […]

Going home EnvironMentors winners!

Going home EnvironMentors winners!

On June 1, high school students from across the country gathered in Washington D.C.; they all had one thing in common. They had successfully completed a year in the EnvironMentors program and advanced to the National EnvironMentors Fair. Among them were three students from Poudre High School who participated in the CSU Chapter of EnvironMentors […]

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

The forecast last weekend called for 100% chance of rain, which got us a little worried that we might have to cancel Carpe Diem this year. However, luck was on our side and we had blue skies above us all day long. We had a bunch of projects on our list for Carpe Diem this […]

April Showers, Am I Right?

As they say, April showers bring May flowers and that is just what we are hoping for at the ELC. We will be getting our garden set up in the next week to begin the long growing process. Our garden will be one of the many projects that we will be doing as a part […]

We’re Getting Mighty Busy at the ELC

As the weather gets nicer in Spring, we start to have a lot more programs at the ELC. In the last blog, I told you that we have GASP! starting back up again. This week, we had our cultural clusters lesson plan in which we talk about the communities around the world that also have […]