After School Programs

We offer after school programs for schools in the Poudre School District.
Formats can vary to meet the needs of your school and families, though a
typical format is to meet weekly for six weeks.  These programs focus on learning
through hands-on indoor and outdoor environmental education experiences.

Program Details

  • Each program can be adapted for either K -2nd  or 3rd -5th  grade
  • 20 students per program maximum
  • Incorporates State Educational Standards and school’s academic goals
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Includes outdoor activities, as weather permits
  • $50/child for each 6-week program; Scholarships available

Program Descriptions

Wild Fort Collins

Join us to discover what is wild about Fort Collins. We’ll explore the local weather, wildlife and even the water that flows in the Cache la Poudre River.

Young Experimenters
Students will participate in hands-on experiments from environmental disciplines of science such as geology and meteorology. By using the scientific method, recording data and running experiments, students will study and connect with the natural environment.

Conservation Club
The three principles of conservation (reduce, reuse, recycle) will guide this program. We will learn how to reduce our use of energy and water. We will have fun reusing materials in projects such as garbage art. We will recycle everything we can from bottles to banana peels while exploring the excitement of compost and worm bins!

Wild about Wildlife
Students will learn about the adaptations that help wildlife survive and the ecosystems in which they live. They will become expert trackers, identifying wildlife by their tracks and scat. Option to include presentations with live animals.

Naturally Creative

Nature is naturally beautiful, and we will explore nature’s beauty using art and storytelling in this after school program. Students will read and write stories in and about the natural world. We’ll also make art using nature and with nature as our artistic subject. Each week, we’ll explore a different form of art or storytelling.

 

If you are interested in having an after school program at your school, email us at elc@csuelc.org or call us at (970) 491-1661.