Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Events & Activities:

To encourage staying Safe at Home to help flatten the curve, we will not be posting any activities through May 1 (that date may change depending on what happens going forward) that do not happen online. Please stay safe and take care of one another. We’re all in this together.

For those looking for educational things to do with their kids who are home from school (or to do yourself; these are quite good things), here are some excellent resources:

From Adler Planetarium: Let’s Do Science video series
From Audubon: Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary crane camera live stream.
From Bay Nature: Connect with nature from your home, a social distancing-approved reading list and other indoor nature activities.
From Captain Planet Foundation: Web-guided Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Wolf Quest (leads students on a learning journey to understand the wolf reintroduction).
From Colorado Raptors: Raptor watching in Colorado. Test and enhance your knowledge of Colorado’s most common diurnal raptors.
From Conservation Colorado: Online action center of direct environmental actions to take.
From Denver Audubon: 50 birds to see in Denver, 50 birding hotspots in and around Denver, Native Plants for Birds, and how to create and certify an Audubon Habitat Hero Garden through Audubon Rockies.
From Denver Museum of Nature and Science: Stay healthy, love science, and avoid boredom at home
From Denver Zoo: Zoo to You Virtual Safari
From Earthsky: Explore the universe from home: NASA’s online activities, e-books, podcasts, and other content.
From Ecoinclusive: Anti-Oppressive/Anti-Racist Home School Options During Quarantine
From Environment America: 50 Environmental activities kids can do at home
From Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: black-footed ferret enclosure live camera and virtual museum tour
From Global Space Education Foundation: Story Time from Space
From Google: The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks
From Mrs. Fahrney: 30 Virtual Field Trips
From National Parks Conservation Association: 8 ways to enjoy National Parks safely from your home
From National Wildlife Federation: Free access to curricula, activities, and projects for Eco-Schools Program
From Nature Niños New Mexico: Homeschool resources and more.
From Patagonia: Patagonia documentary films
From Ranger Rick: Free access to digital editions, activities, and resources through June. And for parents and guardians: Ranger Rick Educator’s Guides and Ranger Rick Jr. Parent Reading Guides (in English and Spanish).
From The Revelator: Wildlife and nature livecams
From Rocky Mountain Wolf Project: Kids corner (coloring books, wolf masks, wolf puppets, wolf origami)
From Smithsonian Learning Lab: Distance learning resources, training, and support
From Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Films for social distancing
From Wolf Conservation Center: Free distance learning programs about wolves and how your children can become a Certified WCC Junior Wolf Biologist
From World Wildlife Fund: WWF’s Wild Classroom
From us: American pika coloring page, Boreal toad coloring page, Canada lynx coloring page, Greater sage-grouse coloring page, Gunnison sage-grouse coloring page, Wolverine coloring page, and Citizen science opportunity to catalog species caught on camera along the I-70 mountain corridor

  • 5/17 Denver – CoNPS Workshop: Gardening with Native Plant Series, Part 3: Establishing a Native Plant Landscape from Start to Finish. Gain some hands-on experience with planting, transplanting, seed gathering, seed sowing, pruning, mulching, watering, and fertilizing; and discuss terms such as seed scarification and stratification.  We will also discuss plant and seed availability for a number of species. This workshop is designed for beginners through advanced plant enthusiasts who wish to have some of their beliefs about native plants challenged.  This is not rocket science, nor is it nailed in stone. Colorado Native Plant Society
  • 6/4 Denver – Best for Colorado Awards Celebration. At the annual Best for Colorado Awards Celebration, you will hear inspirational stories from those leading a profound paradigm shift in the business community. A panel of business leaders representing the four leading industries in Colorado will share how they are leveraging their companies to build a stronger democracy and a more sustainable future. The Alliance Center
  • 6/24 Ashcroft – Wild Feast Benefit: An Evening with Wilderness Workshop Celebrating Public Lands. Join them for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a special guest speaker, and a three-course seasonal dinner. Wilderness Workshop
  • 8/29 Fort Collins – Snow Ball Masque-Fur-Aid. Save the date for an icy evening adorned with twinkling lights as you enter a wolf wonderland, paired with special auction items, gourmet vegetarian and vegan meal entrees, a wolf ambassador, and more. Legendary wolf biologist, Rick McIntyre, will once again be joining W.O.L.F. Sanctuary’s Gala as a VIP speaker! You’ll learn more about the wolves of Yellowstone in further detail as Rick shares stories from his new book, The Rise of Wolf 8. Rick will also be available to sign books on sale the evening of the event! W.O.L.F. Sanctuary
  • 9/17 Boulder – The Backyard Collective. Backyard Collectives bring together member company employees and local conservation groups for a day of environmental action. These events allow us to get out of the office and get our hands dirty doing good work to preserve and protect the open spaces in our own backyards. Projects include trail work, invasive species removal, and other creative projects that make a difference in local communities and ecosystems. The BYC program brings together members of the Conservation Alliance community and illustrates firsthand the benefits of conservation efforts and the larger work of The Conservation Alliance. The Conservation Alliance

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