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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 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/

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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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