Creative Ideas to Inspire Curiosity
Here are a few links to help you design nature outings that will inspire curiosity about the natural world in our youth.
Outdoor Alliance For Kids (OAK) provides a list of resources for close-to-home or virtual experiences to keep kids connected to nature.
The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is the professional organization for environmental educators in Colorado. Check out all their resources!
Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of educational opportunities for teachers, parents and families from Project WILD curriculum (an environmental education program designed for students in Pre K-12), to Wild Classrooms that allow students to explore Colorado's wild side through video content and related curriculum-based activities. CPW aslo provides Critter Crates filled with educational wildlife and conservation materials for loan. Check out all the educational resources CPW has to offer parents, and teachers.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife also offers 2 day educator workshops such as Project WILD, Growing Up WILD, Teaching Environmental Science Naturally, Colorado Archery in the Schools Program and other training opportunities. Check out their workshop calendar.