Pomona Elementary

Pomona Conserves Endangered Species at Connected Lakes

May 12, 2016

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Pomona Elementary students raised fish fry to be released in the Connected Lakes at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, assisting in the recovery of an endangered native species- the Razorback Sucker. Students also went on a nature hike to view fledgling owls through spotting scopes, played a bass fishing game, pretended to be black bears by foraging and competing for food, and assisted with restoration efforts by pulling invasive Kochia grass and planting native plants such as wood rose, sage, and rabbit brush. The efforts of the Pomona students helped Colorado Parks and Wildlife very much in their conservation goals. Thanks Pomona!


Pomona Plays at their Family Nature Night

March 15, 2016

Pomona Elementary families were treated to a night of the outdoors brought inside for a fun evening of nature and history related activities!

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife mascots, Elbert the Bighorn Sheep and Mr. Blackbear, greeted families at Pomona’s Family Nature Night!

Nestled in the heart of the Western Slope of Colorado, Grand Junction is surrounded by beautiful mesas, mountains, and canyons. The SOLE team was eager to host the first Family Nature Night in the Northwest Region for this 2015-2016 school year. Partners in the region were just as excited as we were, and we had an amazing turnout of partners to Pomona’s Family Nature Night:

U.S. Forest Service
National Park Service
Bureau of Land Management
John McConnell Math and Science Center
Cabela’s
Colorado Canyons Association
Mesa County Libraries
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
UTE Indian Museum
Interpretive Association of Western Colorado
James M. Robb Colorado River State Park
Highline Lake State Park

Students were eager to visit each and every activity station…and the excitement was even more palpable when they learned that the John McConnell Math and Science Center had brought a live snake and gecko! Each organization brought a truly unique and fun activity for the students and family members to participate in. From quizzing their knowledge on the wildlife trivia wheel and forestry jeopardy to learning sign language from a native peoples presentation, the night was filled with fun!

Thank you to all the Northwest Region area staff and amazing partners that were a part of Pomona’s Family Nature Night! We look forward to bringing the fun again next year.

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