Eagle Valley Elementary

Eagle Valley Soars with Excitement at their Second Annual Family Nature Night

April 13, 2017

Eagle Valley students, their families, and SOLE partners joined together for a night of fun, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

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Fluffy white clouds painted a blue sky as families enjoyed an evening of nature themed fun with Colorado Parks & Wildlife and our fantastic participating partners: Sylvan Lake State Park, UTE Springs Experiential Learning Center, and Walking Mountains Science Center.

The sun beamed down on Backyard Bass, a fun fishing activity where kids can catch “Bluefin Tuna,” “Goldfish,” and more. As some families cast out their lines, others tested their wildlife trivia knowledge.

Though we teach Leave No Trace principles in our State Parks, traces of animals can be found scattered throughout the forest. Families explored these clues, wondering in awe at the variety of scat and tracks our wildlife leaves. Students also had the unique opportunity to investigate the incredible adaptations of the animals’ skulls and furs.

Inside, students peered at fish through microscopes. The tiny albino Kokanee salmon was certainly a highlight! Down the hall, students gasped with excitement at the opportunity to try archery.

As always, the night culminated with pizza and prizes. Thanks to Cabela’s, many families went home with great outdoor gear such as kids’ tents, sleeping bags, and water bottles. Others won fishing poles, binoculars, and even our grand prize annual State Parks pass!

The only thing better than getting kids outdoors is including the entire family. The SOLE program would like to thank all of our partners, Eagle Valley staff, and everyone else who made this event happen.

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Welcome Back to SOLE, Eagle Valley!

We are excited to welcome your school back to the 2016-2017 SOLE program. Check back for updates, photos, stories, and more.

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The School Yard Initiative (SYI) aims to create school grounds that inspire more active physical play and enhance learning about nature and the environment. SYI grants support schools and local governments in constructing outdoor spaces where kids have frequent opportunities for unstructured play and outdoor learning. Schools awarded 2016 and 2017 grants also become partner schools with SOLE.