Queen Palmer Elementary

Family Nature Night at Queen Palmer Elementary

May 5th, 2017

The sun shined brightly as students and their families ventured to Queen Palmer Elementary for SOLE Family Nature Night!

Students and their families enjoyed an evening of fun with Colorado Parks & Wildlife and our excellent participating partners: Catamount Institute, Chico Basin Ranch and Cheyenne Mountain State Park.


Kids gathered around the trivia wheel to test their knowledge of Colorado’s wildlife! Special thanks to one of our CPW volunteers, Fran, for connecting students to Colorado wildlife through interesting factoids.

Chico Basin brought skulls, shells, antlers and horns found around their ranch, illustrating how ranching has connected people to the land and the diversity of life that lives within the shortgrass prairie.  Cheyenne Mountain State Park and their volunteers also brought furs and skulls of animals but from Colorado’s peaks rather than plains further demonstrating the diversity of Colorado’s wildlife.

Our friends from Catamount Institute brought students attention to the skies. Using binoculars kids were challenged to find various types of birds that were perching around the playground, by bolstering their observational skills students realized that nature can be found anywhere!

Archery and Fishing are always fun! Some students were testing out their marksmanship and angling skills for the first time, and now are certainly hooked on these outdoor activities.

The SOLE program would like to thank all of our partners, Queen Palmer families, CPW staff/volunteers and all others that contributed in making this event a success!

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