quietening the mind deep in the forest water drips ~Hasho Many of our experiences with nature evoke a calm, relaxing state. Research has found that spending 30 minutes a week in nature reduces high blood pressure and depression (Christina Procopiou Medical Daily...read more
This month’s tip is dryer balls. Dryer balls are a natural, nontoxic, and affordable alternative to dryer sheets. Dryer balls offer many benefits: Non-toxic and the majority are hypoallergenic Energy-saving Affordable and there are DIY options Reduce your waste...read more
One of the important things we do at Beaver Ponds is water quality monitoring. This is fundamental to the management of water resources that support healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems as well as sustainable and healthy water supplies. These tests can tell us...read more
This is considered an introduced weed and can thrive near roadsides and in disturbed soil. Gardeners in the high country will recognize this herb and hopefully after reading this will consider it another food, medicine, and fiber dye to harvest while pulling weeds. ...read more
The Oxford English Dictionary defines Kinesthesia as “the brain’s awareness of the position and movement of the body or limbs etc., by means of sensory nerves within the muscles and joints.” When you think about the amazing capacity of our bodies and minds to...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
Aromagarten is prevalent in German bath towns or healing villages in two types of gardensread more
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...read more
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!
- PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440
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