Llamas, chickens and goats, oh my!
And clean, renewable energy from our windmill.

Watershed Protection

Our labor of love is maintaining and
improving this place we call home.


Environmental education helping people
become better stewards of the earth.

beaver ponds environmental education center

Events & Programs

There's always something fun to do at Beaver Ponds.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.

November 27
#GivingTuesday pledge day for #ColoradoGivesDay on December 4th. How can you get involved in the fun of ‘fun’draising? Contact Amity Vargas, ED for more information at or (719) 838-0143.

Beaver Ponds Winter Solstice Celebration
Saturday, December 22nd - 3:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE for all ages

Join us for an evening of sharing and learning under the full solstice moon. There will be seasonal crafts, live music, guided tours and so much more! Fun for the entire family.

Click HERE for a downloadable PDF filled with ALL the information you'll need for this festive event.

Open Ski & Snowshoe Days at Beaver Ponds
December 29th, 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Come enjoy the unique beauty of Beaver Ponds the last Saturday of every month from December 29th, 2018 - March 30th, 2019. We are collecting our 2019 Liability Waivers. CLICK HERE to download the waiver. For more information, contact Briana Legaspi at or call (719) 838-0143. Or CLICK HERE to download a printable PDF with all the information you'll need!

Nature Immersion Programming Series
Engagement in the natural world and social interaction between peers and skilled mentors of nature and ancestral skills for youth. Schedule in development. Please contact Lori Whipple, YGC for more information at or (719) 838-0143.

Snowschool Winter Program
winter-based curriculum to introduce kids to the joy of exploring winter wildlands. Schedule in development. Please contact Kristin Barrett, PC for more information at or (719) 838-0143.


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Contact Us

PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440

Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center (BPEEC) helps people of all ages experientially learn about domestic livestock, horticulture, green energy generation and environmental conservation in a high-alpine, natural setting at Sacramento Creek Ranch near Fairplay, Colorado.





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