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.  


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. 


Water Education Colorado is the leading organization for informing and engaging Coloradans on water issues. Our statewide community is connected by a deep appreciation for water and a love for the natural resources that make our state so exceptional. Working toward a vibrant, sustainable and water-aware Colorado, we collaborate independently with all stakeholders. Water Education Colorado provides community membership, leadership training, educational resources and programming to ensure Coloradans are both knowledgeable about key water issues and equipped to make smart decisions for a sustainable water future. 


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”. 


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.


Dinosaur Ridge is a National Natural Landmark just outside suburban Denver. It has been ranked as the top dinosaur track in the United States, and one of the top such sites in the world. Dinosaur Ridge's mission is to educate the public about, and ensure the preservation of, the natural and historic resources of Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and the surrounding areas. 



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.