I have a childhood memory of losing a boot in a snowstorm. My brother and the neighborhood kids found my lost boot and helped me home.read more
One of the joys in education is the wonder and curiosity of people. My organic chemistry teacher used to say “don’t let academia beat the three year old curiosity out of you.” We are hardwired to explore and learn about our environment as humans. Experiences in...read more
Blueberry Spinach Salad Ingredients: 3 ½ ounces Spinach ¾ Cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen 10 ounces canned Mandarin oranges ½ a red or white onion, thinly sliced ¼ Cup Cider vinegar 6 Tablespoons Orange juice 2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil ¼ teaspoon...read more
It seems like winter came in fast this year. I woke up to 17 below zero (that’s Fahrenheit) in October.read more
Willow is a challenging plant to taxonomically identify on the species level.read more
Applesauce Oatmeal 1 Cup Oats, instant or quick cooking 2 Cups Water½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract ¼ Cup Brown Sugar, packed ½ Cup Applesauce Boil the water, add oats, cook 7 minutes or until most of the water is...read more
The foundation for learning about our world begins with observation of nature. From NASA to local citizen science, people are working for the common scientific principle of the best understanding of what we can observe. Building on this foundation of understanding...read more
With the addition of our new Youth Groups Coordinator, Lori Whipple, Beaver Ponds has launched a unique, vanguard programming series called Nature Immersion at Beaver Ponds. This programming allows Beaver Ponds to truly take advantage of our experiential, outdoor...read more
This short little flower has some vibrant blue and purple hues. It does well at a high elevation (i.e. 10,500 feet) and is a well-known gastrointestinal tonic. When I think of an old school tonic for the gut I think of gentian (GI tonic) and scutellaria (a...read more
At 10,500 feet we are grateful for any harvest we may produce. This year we had the largest harvest in our history and expanded the raised beds while continuing soil development. As a non-profit organization we are sincerely thankful for the help we receive from the...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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