Environmental Literacy

Environmental Literacy

The North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE) Guidelines for Excellence within Environmental Education (EE) addresses the importance of EE:  ‘Environmental education recognizes the importance of viewing the environment within the context of...
Worms 101

Worms 101

Did you know that Beaver Ponds has worms? They’re the good kind, though, and they are also kind of amazing. Red Wigglers, or Eisenia foetida, are a special species of smaller earthworm native to Europe that have adapted to living in decaying organic material. These...
Rethink! December

Rethink! December

For 2019 we are beginning a new column that will provide you with monthly suggestions on how you can make less of an impact on the world around you. Our tips will be based on the 5 Rs and beyond: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle! Our first tip is reusable...
Aromagarten: Olfactory Hues

Aromagarten: Olfactory Hues

Aromagarten is prevalent in German bath towns or healing villages in two types of gardens.  The kurgarten (cure-garden) and the aromagarten (aromatic-garden) are gardens that are created with the intention to promote healing.  The aromagarten is typically a path with...
Recreation and Colorado’s Wellness

Recreation and Colorado’s Wellness

Our collective wellness in Colorado is intimately interwoven with the state of our natural resources. Holidays are a time for recreation in Colorado. The Oxford English Dictionary defines recreation as “the process or means of refreshing or entertaining oneself” or “a...