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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 […]

Notes from our reflection on what we are thankful for at the ELC.

Director’s Cut – Giving Thanks

I’m fairly new to this blogging thing, but I’m pretty sure you can’t host a blog this time of year and not do a ‘what are you thankful for’ post. So, that’s what we’re going to do for this second installment of the Director’s Cut. Last week, during our staff meeting, I asked our staff […]

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 […]

Director’s Cut – Connection to Nature

Here it is. The inaugural Director’s Cut. What is it? Well, ultimately, we shall see, but when the idea initially came to me (during a trail run, of course) my intention was to personalize the ELC a bit. To give you a better idea of who we are as an organization – what drives us, […]

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 […]