K-12 Educators To Expand Knowledge with Biology, Ecology and Water Restoration

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K-12 Educators To Expand Knowledge with Biology, Ecology and Water Restoration

This summer, Colorado Open Lands and Mountain Area Land Trust are teaming up to host a workshop for local K-12 educators in Park County and surrounding areas.

During the three-day session, educators will participate in field-based discussions led by experts in wildlife biology, forest ecology, and water systems/restoration. Teachers will then work with facilitators to create grade-level appropriate lesson plans that explore natural processes, meet state standards, and emphasize connecting youth to nature and conservation. Teachers also earn one semester hour of graduate re-licensure credit from the Colorado School of Mines.

This workshop is held at Sacramento Creek Ranch. This 71-acre property was conserved in 2020 and features many nature trails, beaver ponds and a variety of wildlife. It is recognized as a premier high alpine outdoor educational hub among researchers and educators.

Registration opens April 19!  If you are an educator interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact MALT at malt@savetheland.org.