2016-2017 SOLE Partners:


 audubon-logo-header As a chapter of the National Audubon Society, Audubon Society of Greater Denver leads field trips involving bird banding, bird identification, and general ecosystem explorations with an overall mission to educate about birds and preserve their habitat.
 city-of-aurora-morrison-mature-center The mission of the Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS) Department encourages active lifestyles and creating healthy environments for people, nature and community.
 butterflies The Butterfly Pavilion is a unique invertebrate zoo in Westminster that educates students about all things bugs: bug basics, life cycles, and habitat requirements for insects.
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (BCR) focuses on bird conservation and related education topics.  With a banding station located at Barr Lake State Park, BCRs opportunities for students to learn about birds, migration, and hands-on banding makes for a great field trip.
 Cabelas-Logo As one of the major retail stores supplying outdoor gear, Cabela’s has been a strong SOLE partner. Cabela’s has helped with Family Nature Nights, donated gear to give away to SOLE families, and has been a supporter of the SOLE Art Contest.
 349 A mountain campus dedicated to ecological stewardship, research, education, and leadership. Using innovative research, current events, and lessons consistent with Colorado Department of Education Science Standards, the Catamount Institute encourages people to think about their relationship to the environment via hands-on learning.
 header-right-chico Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre family-run, working cattle ranch that operates on the high prairie outside of Colorado Springs, home to diverse populations of birds, pronghorn, deer, fish, coyote, badgers, and more. In addition to the cattle business, the Chico offers education, farming, recreation, sporting, arts, and hospitality programs.
colorado-dnr The Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) mission is to manage and conserve Colorado’s natural resources for the benefit of people.
 colorado-springs-logo-footer The City of Colorado Springs and their Parks & Recreation department therein, is home to a variety of public landscapes that illustrate the beauty of Colorado ecosystems.
 CPW_SiteLogo Various state parks have partnered with the SOLE program to allign the program’s goal in bringing each SOLE 4th grade student to a Colorado State Park.  Barr Lake State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park, Cherry Creek State Park, and Stauton State Park have all generously offered their time and education programs to our SOLE students.
 Denver-Botanic-Gardens-Logo Denver Botanic Gardens hosts field trips and in-class presentation focusing on ecosystems, plants, and flower knowledge to help SOLE students learn about the flora around them.
environmental-learning-for-kids The Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) inspires, educates and transforms youth through exposing them to science and environmental educational programs.
 cropped-GARNAmasthead-231 GARNA’s mission is to foster stewardship of the resources of the greater Arkansas River region through education, volunteerism and experiences. The Nature Association envisions an informed community that promotes the conservation of the unique natural, cultural, and historic resources of the greater Arkansas River region.
 934c495e2353473df67d2c7ab77aa596 Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. Their independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make programs such as SOLE possible. A huge thanks to our partners at GOCO!
 logo High Trails Outdoor Education Center provides educational experiences in the outdoors to create a better understanding of the interrelationships of all living things in a rich, natural setting, cultural reenactments, and active participation
 DD Historic Colorado Logo The ecological and environmental focus of SOLE realizes the importance of incorporating Colorado history with how the land was used over time.  The History Colorado Center brings SOLE students back in time to mining days, CO water usage, and how life formed in Colorado.
 jeffco-open-space The Jefferson County Open Space covers more than 54,000 acres, includes 28 regional parks and boasts a trail system that spans 230 miles in the Foothills of the Denver Metro Area.
 lakewood Bear Creek Lake Park is the ideal outdoor classroom. Their close proximity to Denver and the mountains, along with their hands-on experiential field trips are designed to provide a fun outdoor learning environment.

Lookout Mountain Nature Center (LMNC) promotes conservation of Jefferson County’s open spaces through educational programs and exhibits though 134 acres of Ponderosa pines and mountain meadows. Wildflowers, abundant wildlife, and a team of dedicated naturalists to help visitors experience and interpret it all are part of what makes LMNC a special place within Jefferson County.
 majesticviewcolorlogo Majestic View Nature Center encourages kids to interact directly with nature!  This community park encompasses over 80 acres, which includes a lake and wetland areas, gardens, interpretive trails, prairie grasses, and many wildlife species for students to learn about.
 4464958040_b804a667f7 The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners like SOLE to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation.
 90px-Nature_and_Raptor_Center_of_Pueblo_logo Located in the heart of Pueblo County and along the Arkansas River, the Nature & Raptor Center offers more than just bird viewing; holistic environmental education programs stress the interrelationships among all forms of life.
 color The Plains Conservation Center is an outdoor education facility and natural area located on the eastern plains of Aurora.  Its motto is to preserve Colorado’s prairies, educate children about Colorado’s eco- history, and nurture conservation efforts.
 PLC_Logo_png The Poudre Learning Center is a premier facility for interdisciplinary learning focusing on the importance of history, science, economics, stewardship and aesthetics of the Cache la Poudre River and Northeastern Colorado. The PLC develops and offers interdisciplinary education programs aimed at reinforcing concepts presented in local school curriculums. Utilizing the Poudre River as a focal point, students explore environments through the use of labs, activities, and trips.
 Pueblo_Zoo_6389696 The Pueblo Zoo is an AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited facility that covers twenty-five acres in the southwest quadrant of Pueblo City Park. It is home to more than 420 animals representing over 120 different species from around the world.
 502px-US-FishAndWildlifeService-Logo.svg The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,988-acre National Wildlife Refuge located adjacent to Commerce City, Colorado, in the United States. It is approximately 8 miles northeast of downtown Denver
 SSPRD-logo-e1389831146701 South Platte Park offers opportunities for students to get their hands dirty with on-site gold-panning along with learning about water ecosystems.
sos-outreach SOS Outreach provides year-round, outdoor sports to engage students in long-term mentor based relationships while integrating outdoor ideals with character development and social development.
tread-of-pioneers-museum The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers insight into the life of the pioneers that lived in Colorado while celebrating the Western way of life. The museum uses exhibits, tours, events and children activities to help you step back in time.
 download The US Forest Service represents a multifaceted and multi-use agency, aiming to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. THE USFS has been a great partner in helping with support for SOLE Family Nature Nights.
 ute-springs-experiential-learning-center The Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to raise self-awareness , responsible decision making and leadership skills while connecting to the outdoors using an adventure-based curriculum.
walking-mountains-science-center The Walking Mountains Science Center provides a scientific understanding of the mountain ecosystem through sustainability programs and  exploring nature.
 yampa Yampatika’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through education, intending to advance environmental literacy in our state. Yampatika continues to be the only non-profit organization that offers a continuum of educational services to children and adults ranging in age from pre-K to senior citizens in Routt, Moffat and Jackson Counties.
ymca-camp-shady-brook The YMCA Camp Shadybrook’s mission is to effect positive change in our community through creating exceptional camping experiences that provide self-growth, leadership development and relationship building.

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