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 […]

New School Year, Nature’s Harvest Fest, and E-CAMP

Welcome back to a new school year! We look forward to the many programs we will teach this year as we share nature with children and all who are in the ELC community. Thank you for being invested in our mission and the many opportunities to enjoy nature all around Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. […]

Carpe Diem

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for our annual volunteer event, Carpe Diem! It was a huge success. We got a ton done – gardening, removal of invasive species, and changed our signs! We couldn’t have done it without Kappa Kappa Gamma and a troop of local girl scouts. You guys rock, […]

Wildlife Camera Snapshots

Wildlife Camera Snapshots

A camera trap planted at the CSU ELC has caught some critters! Can you spot them all? Many thanks to Chris Schell, Ashley Gramza, and the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology for providing us with these amazing pictures. 

E-Camp registration is now open!

Registration for E-Camp is now open! We will be adventuring in nature, developing our outdoor skills, and working on personal development, all while enjoying the company of our friends. This Spring we will be learning snowshoeing and winter skills, outdoor skills and leadership, mountain biking and enjoying an overnight at the ELC. Our Summer E-Camp […]

ELC news and staff bonding!

Hello there! We here at the Environmental Learning Center are excited for another year of outdoor fun. The ELC staff spent last weekend on a retreat at Red Feather Lakes. We had a great time bonding over broomball on the frozen lake and eating delicious food. We left feeling motivated and re-energized for our many upcoming […]