BENEFITING: MOUNTAIN PARK ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION
ORGANIZER: MOUNTAIN PARK ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION
When Laura and I first moved to Colorado, the first place we went was the Pueblo Mountain Park to go for a hike. After learning more about the Mountain Park Environmental Center, I immediately began applying for jobs there. I cannot think of a better place for me to have landed on this crazy journey that has been my life over the past six months. MPEC stands for the things I find most important: conservation and educating youth. Please donate to this wonderful organization, or even better, create your own page and become a fundraiser yourself. "A $25 donation is great, but a $250 fundraiser is a game changer!"
MOUNTAIN PARK ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION wrote -
Beginning in 2002, the Mountain Park Environmental Center began connecting 5th grade students in Pueblo with nature through our Earth Studies Program. Today, every 5th grader in Pueblo City Schools, more than 1250 students, participates in our educational programs. Your donation will help ensure that the children of Pueblo can continue to experience nature and science first hand.
Students in our award winning Earth Studies Program spend several full days of experiential education within the 611-acre Pueblo Mountain Park. Lessons are built around natural science themes and cover state and district educational standards in all the major academic fields. Some examples of the activities include: exploring different mountain ecosystems, pond study, wildflower and tree identification, bird watching, and mammal tracking.
Your donation will help cover the costs of educational ranger salaries, bus transportation for students to and from the park, and the workbook that each student uses for the program. Help us ensure that this valuable program continues for the children of Pueblo. Thank you for your donation.