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Bluff Lake Nature Center (BLNC) is a unique urban natural area in Denver, CO. which is dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to respect, protect, and connect with our natural world. BLNC is a model urban wildlife refuge that enriches people’s lives through experiential education, environmental stewardship, community engagement and ecosystem preservation and restoration. BLNC is committed to educational equity and making nature accessible to all.
Catamount Institute’s mission is to connect kids to the outdoors through science education and adventure learning. Their programs are
designed to use the natural curiosity of the child to spark a love for life-long learning. Through their state-recognized youth programs, they work to make environmental education accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status, and strive to create environmental leaders who will contribute to the next generation of stewards.
Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) is an independent not-for-profit mountain research and education center established in 2002 in Silverton, Colorado. MSI develops science that people can use to address environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains. They conduct and facilitate research, provide educational opportunities and internships, and conduct environmental monitoring. They connect scientists and stakeholders across the San Juan Mountain region to go beyond scientific inquiry to the meaningful application of knowledge that makes a difference for the quality of the environment and their communities.
The Nature Connection's mission is to eliminate the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in their community. The Nature Connection is a Delta County School District initiative, offering school-year and summer programs, youth pathways into outdoor careers and place developments to get kids outside in the community. Some of the specific programs offered include cross country skiing for students on the Grand Mesa National Forest and mountain bike instruction for youth across the Western Slope.
Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Thorne believes in ensuring access for all youth to discovery, exploration, and a connection to the natural world. Founded in 1954, Thorne has a rich history and has reached more than 250,000 children and adults through its four programs: In-School, Summer Camp, Preschool and Field Trip.
River Watch of Colorado is a statewide volunteer water quality monitoring program operated in partnership between River Science and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. River Watch's mission is to work with voluntary stewards to monitor water quality and other indicators of watershed health and utilize this high-quality data to educate communities and inform decision-makers about the condition of Colorado's waters.
The School Food Project believes that for kids to learn, think, and be the best they can be, they have to eat well. Because of this, they are dedicated to improving the health of each student by providing healthy food and offering nutrition education programs to grow young bodies and minds.
For 25 years, Wild Bear Nature Center has helped children and adults forge lifelong connections to nature through creative exploration of the outdoors. Specializing in mountain ecology, Wild Bear welcomes visitors to its hands-on nature center and provides year-round educational programs for people of all ages.
The mission of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is the conservation of birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. They envision a future where birds are forever abundant, contributing to healthy landscapes and inspiring human curiosity and love of nature. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies' work extends from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico, and beyond.
CSU Spur is a place for research and education - free and open to the public. CSU Spur is home to real science and research, and opens its doors to welcome visitors to see it all happen. From field trip opportunities to summer camps, to services open to the community, CSU Spur is a place for all.
Colorado Canyons Association fosters community stewardship, education, and awareness of our national conservation lands with a focus on McInnis Cayons, Dominguez-Escalante, and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Areas in Western Colorado.
The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Cherry Creek State Park is Denver's natural and spacious backyard playground. Anchored around a 880 surface acre reservoir, the park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities, including camping, picnicking and facilities for group events.
Denver Audubon's mission is inspiring actions that protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research. Their vision is to transform Denver into the most bird-friendly city in the United States. To accomplish both this mission and vision, Denver Audubon educates so that people may better advocate for birds and nature, develops conservation strategies so that the community may better protect the environment, and supports research of Colorado wildlife so that scientists may better understand the effects of human activity.
The Greenway Foundation is a group of passionate stewards who care for the South Platte River, its tributaries, and the people who live, work, and play along its banks. They provide access, expert education, and numerous opportunities for people of all ages to experience the wonders of the riverfront habitat. From family fishing expeditions to comprehensive region-wide flood mitigation, The Greenway Foundation is taking constant action to ensure a sustainable water future.