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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.

 

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.

Latest Articles

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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Penstemon Salve

The beautiful Penstemon is another plant that can be utilized topically in homemade salves.  The whole plant is used by chopping it into fine pieces, using a food processor, juicer, or a blender.  One recipe from herbalist, Michael Moore, suggests using equal parts...

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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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