E-CAMP Night Hike Update!

E-CAMP Night Hike Update!

This past Friday was the long awaited E-CAMP Night Hike! Students had a blast going over skills such as shelter building and how to build a fire. There was a roaring campfire where students enjoyed yummy fire roasted nachos made in tin foil. After properly putting out the fire using Leave No Trace practices, it […]

Getting Fired Up with E-CAMP!

Getting Fired Up with E-CAMP!

On October 19th our E-CAMP students practiced some new outdoor skills out on the ELC property. They used awesome teamwork to build shelters with tarps and their gnarly knot tying skills! They even mastered campfire building despite some harsh wind conditions.   Don’t forget to sign up for our final E-CAMP get together: The Night […]

Coming Soon: Fall 2018 ELC FAN Day!

Coming Soon: Fall 2018 ELC FAN Day!

On November 3rd between 10 am and 1 pm, the ELC will be holding our Families About Nature Day (FAN Day)!  This is a free event where everyone in the family is invited to participate in various activities while walking the one mile trail at the ELC. This year’s activities include making nature masks, floating […]

It’s getting colder, but there is still so much exploring to do outdoors!

It’s getting colder, but there is still so much exploring to do outdoors!

As we enter the chilly months of the year, there are still many ways to get outside and explore! Below is a list of some fun activities to do this fall! Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard Play in the leaves – Jump into piles or even make a maze Drink hot cider or […]

Fall has begun at the ELC!

Fall has begun at the ELC!

As we enter October, fall has been in full swing here at the ELC! We started the semester with some wonderful staff training; staff members, new and old, got together for some staff bonding and explored the ELC property together. Since then we have been busy with several programs including a first grade field trip […]

Generation Wild

Still looking for some more activities to do with the family? Check out this list from Generation Wild of 100 things kids should do before they are 12. See if you can check some off this weekend! The List Also be sure to check them out on Facebook!

Challenges at the ELC

The ELC is a wonderful place for all types of folks to visit and connect with nature. However, even in our little paradise, we have some challenges. In this interview by Zoe Shark featuring our staff member, Lauren Hughes, they discuss some of those challenges, and the different ways we overcome them. Check out the […]

Feeling the Love

Happy Late Valentine’s Day Nature Nerds! Today, we are thinking about about how much we still love and appreciate nature, even on these windy days. So don’t forget to go outside and enjoy nature! Come on over to the Environmental Learning Center and get the family outside. Some activities that you and your family can […]

Winter Staff Retreat 2018

Winter Staff Retreat 2018

Last weekend the ELC staff spent time together during the annual winter staff retreat up in Red Feather Lakes. In addition to preparing for programs this spring semester, ELC staff reflected on their values as a foundation for personal and professional goals. Taking the time to evaluate our mission as instructors, students, and as an […]

FAN Day 2017

FAN Day 2017

Looking for a fun way to spend the first Saturday in November? Join us for Families About Nature (FAN) Day this Saturday, November 4th from 10am-1pm to enjoy free activities with your family on the trails at the Environmental Learning Center. Activities will include a wildlife ID scavenger hunt, a compass course, miniature raft building to float […]