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Recipe Roundup

Where does our food come from? This month’s recipe provides a great opportunity to teach kids about a variety of vegetables, herbs and spices, where the vegetables were grown or where they came from, and what part of the plant is used in the recipe (the root, leaves,...

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Eco-Dyeing

Did you know that plant-based dyeing used to be a mainstream practice? This was especially true through the use of indigo and dates back to ancient times. Weaving of and printing on fine textiles formed part of a continuous tradition. Today, natural dyes are experiencing a revival due to not only being more skin-friendly and biodegradable, but also for the pure depth of beauty and color this ancient art brings.

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Watershed Watch

Beaver Ponds is located at the headwaters of one of Colorado’s major rivers, so we take watershed protection very seriously. Our Sacramento Creek Protection Plan uses both science and community collaboration to promote stewardship, education and conservation.

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Recipe Roundup

Here’s a great summer recipe for sunshine carrots, sure to become a family favorite. They’re delicious and easy to make!

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Nature & Beautiful Ideas

Listening to the radio a week ago I heard a physicist having a conversation about beauty and nature. He asked the question. Does nature inspire beautiful ideas? A beautiful idea can come in many forms: a math equation, a poem, a sculpture, an educational approach, crafts, a song, a design, literature, social solutions, environmental solutions, a different perspective on reality, the possibilities are limitless. Different ideas may come from sitting by a stream or strolling through the woods than in other situations. Nature does inspire beautiful ideas.

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Events & Programs

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

 

Nature Immersion Forest Camp - November 19 & 20 9am-1pm
Ages 4-7  $75 per child

A place for unstructured, safe exploration in nature with a small group of friends. 

Forest exploration followed by lunch and nature-inspired art. For more information, CLICK HERE. 

To register please contact Briana Legaspi at blegaspi@Beaverponds.org or call (719) 838-0143
Or you can register online at www.Beaverponds.org

 

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 lwhipple@beaverponds.org 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 kbarrett@beaverponds.org or (719) 838-0143.

#GivingTuesday
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 avargas@beaverponds.org or (719) 838-0143.

Contact Us

PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440
info@beaverponds.org
719.838.0143

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