ESP Open House Partner Info

o   Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), Jessie Fischer

§  HERE you can find the ACE Overview. And HERE to view the presentation.  

o   The Kitchen Community, Dominic Thompson

§  Click HERE to view the presentation about their Learning Gardens in schools

o   Keep It Clean Partnership, Kristin Libberton & Mary Ann Nason      

§  Click HERE to view the presentation about their education programs and service learning opportunities designed to inform students about storm water pollution prevention.

o   Thorne Nature Experience, Erin Saunders

§  Click HERE to read about their interactive, outdoor learning programs.

o   The Green Schools Alliance, Curry Rosato

§  Click HERE to read about the different GSA challenges.  And HERE to view the presentation.  

o   Longmont Power & Communications, Chuck Finleon

§  Click HERE to learn more about Longmont Power & Communications interactive exhibits that were part of a past museum exhibit and are now available to loan to the School District for educational tools.

o   Center for Resource Conservation, Dan Stellar & Kathy Croasdale

§  Click HERE to view the presentation about CRC's ReNew Our Schools competition, offers the garden in a box and provides other water and energy conservation educational materials.

o   Eco-Cycle, Cyndra Dietz

§  Click HERE to view the presentation about a wide range of FREE presentations and field trips for all age levels and Green Star School zero waste program.

o   Boulder Valley & Longmont Conservation Districts, Nancy McIntyre & Sylvia Hickenlooper      

§  Our Demonstrations are on water, soils and erosion.  We have a stream table and ground water model that we either bring to the classroom or allow the teacher to use for themselves.  We also do the From Our Lands to Your Hands youth expo in February for the St. Vrain Valley Schools.

o   Boulder County Parks and Open Space, Tiffany Fourment

§  Learn more HERE about the FREE classroom-based and field-based natural science education programs.

o   Cottonwood Institute, Madeline Bachner, Katie Craig

§  Click HERE to view the presentation about curriculum for middle and high school groups that connects students to the natural world and empowers them to make positive change in their schools, communities and environment.  

o   CU Science Discovery, Eric W. Carpenter

§  We offer many courses, workshops and teacher professional development on green energy, green building, sustainability and transportation technology with both inquiry and engineerining options

o   Growing Gardens, Annie Sweeney

§  Growing Gardens is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating community through gardening. The Children's Peace Garden offers spring and fall field trips and classroom visits for preK-5th grade. We utilize engaging, hands-on garden activities to enhance existing science and social studies curriculum. The goals of the Children’s Peace Garden include students learning about local food, organic gardening practices, the importance of biodiversity and community, and reconnecting with the Earth through experiential gardening activities. The field trip and classroom visit themes and activities have been chosen based on the rhythms of the garden growing season in relation to the school year, the goals of the Children’s Peace Garden and the relevance to Colorado Model Content Standards with which each grade level must comply.

o   CO State Forest Service, Shawna Crocker

§  Project Learning Tree Professional Development training for PreK-12th grade teachers

o   Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center, Jill Dreves

§  Wild Bear offers a wide variety of programs to schools/camps, including terrestrial and aquatic studies up at Mud Lake north of Nederland (western Boulder County).  Wild Bear also brings a very interactive and engaging and very popular “Arthropod Zoo” to schools, educating about the insects, spiders, millipedes, centipedes and crustaceans.

o   Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, Katie Navin

§  As a professional organization for environmental educators, CAEE facilitates communication, cooperation, collaboration, and coordination among the varied environmental education programs in the state.  Through recent survey and focus groups CAEE found the most important online tool to build environmental literacy is a clearinghouse of resources.  So we are getting started right away.  Over 200 resources are already listed on the site.  Resources can be correlated to the New Colorado Academic Standards.  New features and searchability options are being added daily.