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Classroom Resource for Educators
Classroom Resource for Educators

​​​​​​​​​​​These materials are for loan to educators only and are available from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Denver, Ft. Collins Colorado Springs and Durango offices. Lending policies may vary and are noted on the request forms. In general, borrowers make arrangements to pick up and return materials.​

Media, Kits, & Critter Crates

Denver

​Instructions​​: ​At least  2 weeks notice is required to check out critter crates. Crate requests must begin and end on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. For more information, please call (303) 291-7828 and leave a message or e-mail wildlife.crittercrate@state.co.us. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response to your inquiry.

Northeast Region CPW Office
Denver, 6060 Broadway, 80216​

Fort Collins

​Instructions: At least  2 weeks notice is required to check out critter crates. Crate requests must begin and end on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. For more information, please call (303) 291-7828 and leave a message or e-mail wildlife.crittercrate@state.co.us. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response to your inquiry.

Northeast Region CPW Office
Ft. Collins, 317 W. Prospect, 80526​​

Colorado Springs​

Instructions: ​​​Submit requests to: Tracy Predmore, 719/227-5207, or fax 719/227-5297. When making a request via e-mail be sure to include all of the pertinent information as asked for on the form in your message.​

Southeast Region CPW Office
Colorado Springs, 4255 Sinton, 80907

Durango, Gunnison, Montrose & Monte Vista

All CPW Area Service Centers in the Southwest Region (Durango, Gunnison, Montrose, and Monte Vista Offices) have critter crates available for loan. At this time, two topics are available at each of these offices:

  • Mammal Skulls: a collection of 10-12 plastic replica-skulls. See Skulls Lesson Plan.
  • Mammal Tracks: a collection of 15-20 rubber track molds that can be filled with plaster of paris to make your own collection of Colorado Mammal tracks. See Tracks Lesson Plan.

​Additional critter crates (beaver adaptations, migratory birds, aquatic invertebrates, terrestrial insects) are available at the Southwest Regional Office in Durango. See Beaver Adaptations Lesson Plan.

​Instructions: At least  2 weeks notice is required to check out critter crates. ;For more information and to request a critter crate, please call 970.375.6709 or email Catherine Brons at catherine.brons@state.co.us and use "CRITTER CRATES" in the subject line. Please allow two business days for a response to your inquiry.​

Due to resource and geographic limitations, SW Region critter crates are only available for loan to those residing in the SW Region (Delta/Montrose/Paonia, Gunnison region, San Luis Valley, Durango/Cortez). If you live outside of these areas, we can work with your local CPW Education Coordinator to help you access similar materials.​​​

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