Education

EDUCATION & PROGRAMS

BEAVER PONDS IS AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM THAT TAKES THE SUBJECT OF SUSTAINABILITY AND OFFERS INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES THE TOOLS AND KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO BECOME BETTER STEWARDS OF THE EARTH.

Beaver Ponds EEC is open to individuals and groups of all ages and experience who are interested in visiting to learn about high altitude ecosystems, sustainability concepts, and climate change.  Specifically we offer programs on beaver ecology, watershed, sustainable farming and domestic animals, greenhouses and gardening, medicinal and native plants, renewable energy systems, and forest health management.

If you would like to visit, or would like to use any of the attributes of Beaver Ponds for educational purposes, please e-mail us at info@beaverponds.org to arrange an invitation.

“The most important thing we do here at Beaver Ponds is offering learners of all ages real world educational experiences aimed at making them care more about sustainability and thereby engage in activities to become better stewards of our earth,”  Kevin Hosman, Executive Director.

“YOUR PEOPLE DREAMED OF HUGE FACTORIES, TALL BUILDINGS, AS MANY CARS AS THERE ARE RAINDROPS IN THIS RIVER….NOW YOU BEGIN TO SEE THAT YOUR DREAM IS A NIGHTMARE.”  HOW MIGHT WE MAKE THINGS BETTER?  “THAT’S SIMPLE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CHANGE THE DREAM…YOU NEED ONLY PLANT A DIFFERENT SEED, TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO DREAM NEW DREAMS.”
~ ELDER OF ECUADOR’S SHUAR TRIBE, 1991

Events & Programs

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

Plant Walks - The 30th of each month
September 30, 10am - 12pm
Contact Eric Chatt for more information at (719) 838-0143

Plant Walks - The 30th of each month
October 30, 10am - 12pm
Contact Eric Chatt for more information at (719) 838-0143

Latest Articles

Harvest Notes 2018

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...

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Healing Plants – Strawberries

One of the most delectable native plant foods has to be the strawberry (Fragaria spp).  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), strawberry covers the understory of the forest with its creeping rhizomes shooting out laterally in search of more habitat.  Like roses they...

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Fire and Water Quality

Forest fires, as we saw recently, in South Park with the Weston Pass fire can be traumatic for people, livestock, wildlife, soil health, and water quality.  People discussed charred pine needles dropping out of the sky like rain.   Fire can be life threatening,...

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The Importance of Environmental Education

Our future leaders need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges and it is our role as educators, parents, and the community to properly prepare them to inherit this earth. This requires a commitment on all our parts when it comes to providing Environmental Education...

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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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