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2015 Partners In The Outdoors Conference
2015 Partners In The Outdoors Conference
Partners in the Outdoors : Building Healthy Communities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 2015 Partners in the Outdoors Conference will bring together an assembly of stakeholders in the future of Colorado's outdoors and recreational opportunities. Attendees at the conference are dedicated to fostering a strong conservation ethic throughout Colorado communities, creating a bond to ensure awareness and respect for natural resources and outdoor recreation. Together we invest in improving the quality of life for all Coloradans​. ​​

2015 Statewide Partner Program Mapping 

During the Partners in the Outdoors Conference a partners map was created that highlighted the many different people at the conference and what they could provide in a potential partnership. 

This tool was created to help promote partnership with those at the conference by seeing each others​ skills and backgrounds. This helped to create strong partnerships at the conference and narrow down potential partnerships. 

Below is the link to view the interactive map of all of the people at the conference and the resources and skills they have to offer in a ​partnership.

​Conference Sessions

​​​​​Session format will include engaging panel discussion, hands-on workshops, informational presentations​ designed to foster thought, conversation and action. ​For more information, view the Session Schedule page.

"While these are not on the agenda, or mentioned in the breakout sessions'  learning objectives, when two or more people begin to discuss topics on a deeper and personal level, the success of the event to those involved​​ becomes irreplaceable. It is the people that bring a return on investment to your time at a conference." - Thom Singer​

Partner Organization Annual Meetings

In conjunction with the Partners in the Outdoors conference, there will be Annual Meetings held at Keystone Conference Center May 7, 2015 from 9:00am-11:30am. Annual meetings being held are free. RSVPs are required.

If you would like to attend the full conference you will need to register prior to April 20, 2015.

 Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

​Connecting Environmental and Outdoor Education to Standards:

Join CAEE at the Partners in the Outdoors Conference on May 7th from 9:00-11:30 for a free pre-conference session to discuss how environmental and outdoor education programs can support and enhance standards based curriculum and activities being taught both in and outside the classroom.  

RSVP at CAEE Statewid​e Meeting-Partners Conference

During the session, we will:  

  • Provide the basics on how to navigate the Colorado State Academic Standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

  • Identify tools to help you correlate programs and lessons to academic standards to better speak to the teachers you serve.

  • Share information about available environmental education curriculum guidelines and resources.

Bring a resource with you to get started on your correlations!

Date/Time: Thursday, May 7, 9:00am-11:30am.


Partners in the Outdoors Conference
Keystone Conference Center, Keystone Colorado

Cost: Free

To register visit: CAEE Statewide Meeting RSVP​

Email Katie Navin​ with any questions.

 Colorado Byways Statewide Meeting

​For more information contact Lenore Bates, ​Program Manager​​ Colorado Scenic Byways and Historic Highways​​

 Friends of State Parks Statewide Meeting

​For more information contact ​Fletcher Jacobs, ​​Statewide Volunteer Coordinator Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Grant Opportunities

Colorado Parks & Recreation AssociationAttendees of the Partners in the Outdoors Conference have the opportunity to apply for grant funding presented by Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA.) These grants will be distributed for projects that are designed for furthering the mission of the conference: Building Healthy Communities. 

  • The project must be outdoor related: habitat restoration, community improvement, events or facilities designed to get more people out and active within their community or throughout the state. ​Through the collaboration of partners our reach and goals can be achieved.

For any additional questions please contact:

Lauren ​Truitt
CPW ​Partnership Coordinator
Email: (303) 291-7252

Thank you to these supporting partners for their dedication and assistance throughout the planning process.​

2015 Conference Planning Partners​

Conference Planning Partners