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Staff Spotlights: Saphyre and Carmen

This week we are highlighting two staff members, Saphyre and Carmen! They have both been awarded our Super Estrella Empleado Del Mes award (Super Star Staff of the Month). In September,  our super star staff member was Saphyre, who is from Aurora CO. She is also currently completing her 4th and final year at CSU, […]

FAN (Families and Nature) Day

On Saturday, November 2nd, the ELC will be hosting it’s annual FAN day. Families and Nature Day (FAN Day) is a fun, family friendly event for all ages. We will set up numerous activity stations on the short loop trail, for families to explore at their own pace. The ELC’s FANtastic student staff will be […]

Girl Scout Day 10/12

Last Saturday was Girl Scout Day out at the ELC! The theme of the day was how to be good stewards to the environment and work on leaving no trace. In the morning we had the Brownies and Daisies working towards receiving their Eco-friend badge with Kaili and Carmen. The girls were taught about the […]

Science Saturday at Larimer County Farmer's Market

Science Saturday at Larimer County Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday, Kaili and Claire (some of our newer staff members) set up a booth at the Farmer’s Market to teach visitors about the ELC. The theme was Science Saturday, and our booth was inspired by our partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado. GOCO runs a campaign called Generation Wild to encourage young kids to […]

Birds Without Borders

Birds Without Borders

Last weekend we partnered with Trees Water People, Audubon of the Rockies, Gardens on Spring Creek, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies to bring you Pajaros Sin Fronteras (Birds Without Borders), an innovative program that educates the community about bird migration and bird banding. One of our staff stars, Aaro,n had a few words to say […]

Staff Spotlight: Anna Baize

Staff Spotlight: Anna Baize

This week we are highlighting one of our newest staff members……….ANNA BAIZE Anna Baize is a “rock”star in every way. This summer Anna hiked 300 miles through 4 states, then back to Colorado where she spent the rest of her summer at the CSU Mountain Campus, learning about streams, plants, and trees. Which brings her […]

Welcoming New Staff to the ELC

Welcoming New Staff to the ELC

We can knot get over how much fun we’re going to have this year! The Human Knot, name games, and other team building activities are integral to the fun, supportive community we foster here at the ELC. As new and returning staff gather, we have been attending staff training to prepare for an awesome season […]

Growing Young Environmental Stewards

Growing Young Environmental Stewards

In April, about 100 kindergarten students from Putnam and Cache la Poudre Elementary schools visited the Environmental Learning Center for a very special project. Together with Poudre High School students and with the help of our partner, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, they planted over 300 willow stakes along the banks of the Cache la Poudre River. […]

Feb 18th E-CAMP!

Feb 18th E-CAMP!

Happy almost Friday everyone! On Monday, February 18th, we had our first E-CAMP of Spring 2019!  The cold weather didn’t bother these tough middle-schoolers, and we had a blast hiking the Shoreline Trail at Lory State Park!  At Lory we learned some very important outdoor skills like Leave No Trace, including how to reduce our […]

Get To Know Our Staff With Updated Staff Bios!

Have you ever wondered about the people working at the ELC?! If you have ever been curious about the ELC staff, whether it’s our favorite ice cream flavors or our hometowns, the “About Us” page on the ELC website is the place for you! New staff biographies are now available for all ELC staff members […]