BEAVER PONDS SIX PRINCIPAL PROGRAMS
The objective of BPEEC is to educate visitors about the environment and the role all persons play in preserving and protecting the place they call home. Operating under the umbrella of teaching individuals about sustainability concepts, ecosystems, and climate change, specific Beaver Ponds programs include:
- Beaver Ecology
- Watershed Ecology & Stewardship
- Sustainable Agriculture, Greenhouses and Gardening
- Medicinal and Native Plants
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Healthy Forest Management
Beaver Ponds staff tailor messaging for K-12 programs based on Colorado State Education Standards for Science, as well as age and interest of visitors — individuals and groups (like Boys and Girls Clubs and scout troops). Beaver Ponds has an internship program with protocols and guidelines that ensure interns help support programs but are also engaged to learn new skills as appropriate to their college class at Beaver Ponds. Beaver Ponds is a hands-on experiential facility. Contact Krissy at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit for your students or community group!
Regardless of age, when students come to visit they get to:
- feed alpacas and learn about the interdependent nature of their manure and Beaver Ponds’ ability to grow vegetables at an elevation over 10,000 feet,
- pet goats and feel llama fleece whose hair is made into yarn for crafts and clothing,
- meet chickens and learn about the source of the food they eat and the nutrition their eggs provide,
- nibble fresh spinach and arugula from the greenhouse while observing the lady bugs who help allow it to grow pesticide-free,
- touch beaver chews and pelts while learning the value and interdependence of this keystone species,
- touch moose poop (!)
- touch lichens, moose chews, and porcupine chews,
- learn about renewable energy sources by feeling geothermally heated pipes and observing the wind turbine and micro hydro generator,
- learn about composting and vermiculture by holding worms and spinning the barrel composter.
Events & Programs
Winters are wonderful at Beaver Ponds.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.
Forest Camp at Beaver Ponds - March Friday Sessions
March 1, 8, 15, 22 - 9am to 1pm
COST: $150 per child for all 4 Fridays
A nature immersion camp awakening a sense of wonder and reverence for the natural world.
Forest exploration followed by lunch and nature-inspired art.
For more information, contact Briana Legaspi at email@example.com or call (719) 838-0143,
visit our website here or CLICK HERE to download a printable PDF with all the information you'll need!
SnowSchool at Beaver Ponds
March 16, 2019 - 9:30am to NOON
Class Theme: Winter Survival
COST: $35 per child AGES 8-12
A magical morning of snow science and games while enjoying a snowshoe hike!
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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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