eeCorps Host Sites (2020-21)

 

 

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. www.blufflake.org 

 

 

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. www.catamountinstitute.org

 

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. www.mountainstudies.org

 

 

MSU Denver's mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society. www.msudenver.edu

 

 

 

OWL provides outdoor learning opportunities to Mesa County Valley School District’s students. Their ultimate goal is to “engage every learner in unique learning experiences that explore conservation of natural resources in our local environment and empower health and wellness for our learners”. https://www.d51schools.org/parents/outdoor_wilderness_lab

 

 

 

 

The Nature Connection's (TNC) 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. www.thenatureconnection.net

 

 

 

 

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. www.thornenature.org