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.

 

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.

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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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