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NEW WILD Colorado


Hello! There are a couple time-sensitive updates included in this short version of Colorado Connections. Please take a moment to consider commenting on the Environmental Education Plan.


Of course, if you have anything to share with educators across the state, please submit it to us at wildlife.projectwild@state.co.us 


Thank you,


Tabbi Kinion and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Education Team

Help Craft State's Environmental Education Plan

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is teaming up with the Colorado Department of Education to gather public feedback on a draft Environmental Education Plan. The plan is part of a package of initiatives called for in House Bill 10-1131. Those initiatives are aimed at improving young people's knowledge of the environment and increasing their opportunities to get outdoors.
"Environmental education is an important first step in maintaining Colorado's legacy as a beautiful place to live and recreate," said Tabbi Kinion, who coordinates educator outreach for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "We hope hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers, outdoor enthusiasts, landowners and businesses will get involved by participating in the series of meetings planned around the state."
The draft plan will be explained and comments accepted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Monday, February 13th

Poudre Learning Center (8313 West F St) Greeley

Wednesday, February 15th

Durango Public Library (1900 E. 3rd Ave) Durango 

Thursday, February 16th

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Bldg. (6060 Broadway) Denver 

Wednesday, February 22nd

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (711 Independent Ave) Grand Junction 

Wednesday, February 22nd

Rawlings Public Library (100 E. Abriendo Ave) Pueblo

Anyone who cannot attend one of the meetings can review the draft and comment online through the Colorado Department of Education website at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/otl/environmentaleducationplanhtm

Schoolyard Habitat Grants
Deadline to Apply is March 1, 2012


Are your students tired of being cooped up in a classroom all day? Want to do something fun, as well as educational, with your students? The Schoolyard Habitat Grants program is the perfect opportunity to take learning outside, while still fulfilling your curriculum requirements!



In This Issue
Environmental Ed Plan
Habitat Grants
Education Coordinators
Upcoming Workshops

Visit the Workshop Listing Page to find out about all of the
February 11th
Metro State College
February 17th
Rocky Mountain Observatory
 Project WILD for Outdoor Educators
February 18th
Estes Park
From Summer Institutes to Early Childhood workshops, there are fun, engaging opportunities for educators coming up!
Contact Your Regional Education Coordinator for support or to scheduled your in-service training

Resources, workshops, ideas and presentations. Contact your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regional Education Coordinator for support!



Tabbi Kinion
Educator Outreach Coordinator
Colorado Parks and Wildlife