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VOLUNTEER AT BEAVER PONDS!

We love volunteers.  We can always use an extra pair of hands or the donation of special skills. There’s always lots to do at Beaver Ponds. You could help out by teaching classes with kids and adults. Volunteers can choose to work in our greenhouse, or assist with animal care. Help is always appreciated identifying and counting trees and plant species, or lending a hand with our fiber program. BPEEC also holds events throughout the year when we need volunteers. We greatly value the time and energy our volunteers invest in our mission, and in return we work hard to provide an interesting and educational volunteer experience.

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

• Lending an extra set of hands when school groups and other groups of children visit

• Greeters during open houses and special events

• Helping to maintain the trail

• Assisting in curriculum development

• Lending skills to social media tasks

• Putting up flyers in Alma, Fairplay, and Breckenridge

• Thanking donors with a phone call and/or hand written note

• Administrative tasks

• Auto/mechanic skills

• Carpentry skills: help with various repair/maintenance projects

Have a skill set we don’t even know we need?  It happens ~ volunteers Greg and Diane have been mapping our native plants and creating a GPS database of the native and medicinal plants on the property…let us know if you would like to lend a hand to our mission of providing environmental education that gives individuals of all ages the tools and knowledge they need to become better stewards of the earth!

TO VOLUNTEER:

Please contact Kristin Barrett at kbarrett@beaverponds.org

If you teach a topic related to sustainable energy, ecology, sustainable agriculture, fiber arts, or forestry, and are interested in teaching here, we would like to talk to you about your ideas. Some compensation may be available.

If you are a student, we work with colleges and universities to create internships and other educational opportunities for students.  Learn more here.

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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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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