It is important for children to connect to their immediate surroundings before they can attempt to understand larger, global systems and issues. Our classes are held on public lands throughout Boulder and Denver in order to give children the chance to fully explore the areas in which they live.
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
Our Boulder locations offer a wide range of urban, suburban and rural settings. The town of Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, which provides an optimal environment for exploring among its more than 45,000 acres of open space comprising diverse landscapes.
OSMP lands offer a variety of native plants and wildlife and are home to threatened and endangered species. OSMP land provide wildlife habitats, unique geologic features, greenways and 148 miles of trails. These preserved and protected lands add numerous benefits to the natural environment.
Denver Parks and Recreation
Our Denver location focuses on the natural wonders that occur right in the heart of the city. We will not only explore the natural wonders that occur in an urban environment but also the many magnificent aspects that make up the city of Denver in order to help children and families connect to the urban ecosystem in which they live.
The first park in the Denver area was created in 1868. Today there are nearly 20,000 acres of urban parks and mountain parkland across the Metro Denver area. All Denver Parks are open daily from 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Jefferco Open Space
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains our Jefferson County locations offers a wide range of geographic areas with a variety of different landscapes.
The Jeffco Open Space System covers more than 54,000 acres, includes 28 regional parks and boasts a trail system that spans 230 miles.
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Located on a 750-acre native plant refuge and working farm our Chatfield location offer a variety of plants and animals to observe.
The Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms has a restored 1918 dairy barn and silo, a 1874 Schoolhouse, 2.5 miles of nature trails, a children’s play area and many wildflower gardens. The area is also known for exceptional bird watching and offers a one-of-a-kind butterfly house.
Coal Creek Arena: Sand Creek
The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.
This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.