HIGHER EDUCATION AND INTERNSHIPS
Work with Beaver Ponds Program Coordinator to develop and implement a program to utilize animal fiber from Beaver Ponds alpacas, llama and goats. Through outreach and workshops, we will create a community program to work with local fiber crafters and artists to create sustainable clothing and art from Beaver Ponds fleece. Hours are negotiable. Some work from home would be available.
Help us create a permanent map of abandoned beaver ponds, the main channel of Sacramento Creek and its riparian zone. Must be good with GPS and or had experience with geocaching. You will learn how to use GPS to create maps. Work will be two or three eight hour days per week. Exact days are negotiable. You get to work outside in a beautiful place.
Local Medicinal Herbs
Assist our garden manager to research identify and map local medicinal herbs. You may have the option to create medicinal tinctures and ointments. You may create a local, medicinal plant guidebook. Exact working days are negotiable. Work times per day to be determined. Some work could be completed at home.
Help Beaver Ponds develop and market compost from alpaca manure. Learn about alpacas, compost and marketing strategies. Work with local community and online sales. Work days and hours per day are flexible.
Help coordinate, improve and grow our social media efforts. This position is unique in that it can be done remotely and has the potential to affect real change for this local environmental education center. While Beaver Ponds has a presence on Facebook, this internship would be to specifically: 1) grow the BPEEC “friends” base, 2) create and grow our Twitter presence, and 3) create and grow our Instagram presence. Working with and reporting to the Director of Development 3-5 hours/week would be ideal. All necessary materials for success will be provided by Beaver Ponds (photos, information, etc.) – the intern would be responsible for creating successful campaigns. Ideal for a self-starter and someone looking to demonstrate growth in their profession. As a Social Media intern, you will be required to use your own computer. An optional part of this internship could be integrated fundraising and blog components depending on the interest of the student.
Lesson Plans for Kids
Develop fun, interactive lesson plans/activities for kids for a multitude of topics including beavers and other mammals, high altitude ecosystems, climate change in the mountains, endemic plants/animals, alternative energy (five types), greenhouse, all types of farm animals, watershed, etc. Work could be at home or at Beaver Ponds. Hours are flexible to fit your schedule.
Develop Your Own Proposal
Do you see something else at Beaver Ponds that you’d like to create a project around? Send us a proposal, consisting of:
- Project Description: at least two paragraphs describing your proposed project, including what you want to learn, how you would learn and areas of focus
- Deliverables: at least one paragraph on what your deliverables would be
- Methodology: Include methods (physical study, internet research, etc) your time commitment and begin and end dates
Please email Kristin Barrett for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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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