Sopris Elementary

Family Nature Night Travels to Glenwood Springs!

April 12, 2017

Sopris Elementary welcomed students and their families to a night filled with wildlife games, archery, fish casting and pizza!

Local CPW staff quizzed students at Wildlife Trivia. True or False: Pronghorn jump over fences just like deer.


Think of your answer yet?


The correct answer is False! Pronghorn pass under fences!

Students also had fun using renewable energy to make salsa thanks to Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Who knew all you needed was a bike powered blender?

Roaring Fork Nature Conservancy had water critters from the rivers system to show students the different organisms that make our water healthy!

Sylvan Lake State Park and Glenwood Springs Fish Hatchery used dissecting scopes to teach students and their families about fish up close!

Big thanks to Sopris Staff and local Partners for making Family Nature Night a huge success!

Welcome to SOLE, Sopris!

Sopris Elementary became a SOLE school upon receiving the GOCO School Yard Initiative grant.



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.