Education

HIGH SCHOOL

Beaver Ponds EEC welcomes visits from your high school group. We will happily work with you and your staff on what particular aspect of environmental education you would like to focus on with your students. We can tailor programs to meet Colorado State Standards for Education.  We make sure that the lessons we teach are experiential, hands-on, age-appropriate, and most of all FUN so that your students want to learn more about protecting our environment and getting outdoors. High school students are often eager to “volunteer” and we can usually find science-based experiments or volunteer experiences for them to lend a hand.  Contact Kristin Barrett at kbarrett@beaverponds.org for more information.

Operating under the umbrella of teaching about high altitude ecosystems, sustainability concepts, and climate change, some of our specific programs include:

Beaver Ecology
Watershed
Sustainable Agriculture & Domestic Animals
Greenhouses & Gardening
Medicinal & Native Plants
Renewable Energy
Healthy Forests

“I RECEIVED A FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO CU STARTING THIS FALL.  I DID A PROJECT AT BEAVER PONDS AS PART OF MY CLASSWORK FOR AN ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY CLASS DURING THE FALL OF 2014.  I HIGHLIGHTED MY WORK AT BP AS PART OF MY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE TIME I SPENT AT BP!”

Events & Programs

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

KSS Wilderness Campers
July 17 - July 19, 12pm - 8am
For more information visit https://keystonescienceschool.org/

Alma Festival in the Clouds - booth
July 20, 3pm - 7pm / July 21 & 22, 10am - 4pm
Contact Amity Vargas for more information at (719) 209-5813

Mountain Top Children's Museum
July 24, 12pm - 3pm
Contact Tiernan Spencer for more information at (970) 453-7878

KSS Overnight Wilderness Camp
July 25 - July 26, 12pm - 12pm
For more information visit https://keystonescienceschool.org/

Latest Articles

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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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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Kids Korner

Book of the Month A Kid's Summer EcoJournal: With Nature Activities for Exploring the Season A Kid's Summer EcoJournal invites kids to write about nature on pages exquisitely illustrated by Margaret Brandt. The author has included short entries from her nature...

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Contact Us

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

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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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