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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank You to the 2016-2017 SOLE Partners

​​​​​​​​Audu​bon Society of Greater D​​​enver (ASGD)​​ ​

​As a chapter of the National Audubon Society, ASGD leads field trips involving bird banding, bird identification, and general ecosystem explorations with an overall mission to educate about birds and preserve their habitat.
Butte​rf​ly Pa​​​vilion​ ​TheButterflyPavilion-logo

​This unique invertebrate zoo in Westminster educates students about all things bugs: bug basics, life cycles, and habitat requirements for insects.
Bear C​​r​​eek Lake Park - City of Lakewood​ ​Layout 1
​​Bear Creek Lake Park is the ideal outdoor classroom. Their close proximity to Denver and the mountains, along with their hands-on experiential field trips are designed to provide a fun outdoor learning environment.

Morrison Natu​​re Center - City of Aurora Parks, Rec, & Open Space

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​Aurora Naturalists provide environmental education programs involving wildlife, life cycles, water, insects, ecosystems, and geology at various sites, including Morrison Nature Center.​​

Colorado Par​​ks and ​​​Wildlife - CO State Parks

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Various state parks have partnered with the S.O.L.E. program with the program's goal in bringing each S.O.L.E. 4th grade student to a state park.  Barr Lake State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park, Cherry Creek State Park, and Staunton State Park have all offered their time and education programs to our S.O.L.E. students.

Denver ​Botan​​ic Gardens​

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​​​​Denver Botanic Gardens hosts field trips and in-class presentation focusing on ecosystems, plants, and flower knowledge to help S.O.L.E. students learn about the flora around them.

Histor​y Colorado Center

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​The ecological and environmental focus of S.O.L.E. realizes the importance of incorporating Colorado history with how the land was used over time.  The History Colorado Center brings S.O.L.E students back in time to mining days, CO water usage, and how life formed in Colorado.

​​Look​out Mountain Nature Center - Jefferson County Open Space

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​​​​Lookout Mountain Nature Center naturalists inspire students to connect with the natural world and learn more about it with nature hikes past ponderosa pines and through meadows.

Majestic View Nature​​​ Center - City of Arvada

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​Majestic View Nature Center encourages kids to interact directly with nature!  This community park encompasses over 80 acres, which includes a lake and wetland areas, gardens, interpretive trails, prairie grasses, and many wildlife species for students to learn about.

​ ​Plains Conservation C​​​​enter​

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​​​​The Plains Conservation Center is an outdoor education facility and natural area located on the eastern plains of Aurora.  Its motto is to preserve Colorado's prairies, educate children about Colorado's eco- history, and nurture conservation efforts.

Rocky Mountain Bird Obs​ervatory (RMBO)​

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​RMBO focuses on bird conservation and related education topics.  With a banding station located at Barr Lake State Park, RMBO's opportunities for students to learn about birds, migration, and hands-on banding makes for a great field trip.

South Platte Park: South Sub​​urban Parks and Recreati​on

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​​​South Platte Park offers opportunities for students to get their hands dirty with on-site gold-panning along with learning about water ecosystems.

Wa​​s​te Management

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​​​S.O.L.E students have the opportunity to learn about responsible waste practices, recycling and composting, and even tour active and completed landfills in in-class programs and field trips

​ ​The Wildlife E​​xperience

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​The Wildlife Experience is truly an experience. As a wildlife art and natural history museum, through their various exhibits students learn about biomes, animal classifications, animal adaptations, and habitats.