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Fun in the sun (and wind) at the London Mine

Watering a new tree at the London Mine tailings site

Watering a new tree at the London Mine tailings site

We had a good time planting Engleman Spruce, Limber Pine, and Bristlecone Pine trees at the old London Mine tailings reclamation project last weekend. With a large crew from Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) and volunteers from the Colorado Department of Reclamation, Mining & Safety (DRMS), everyone planted nearly a thousand trees on Saturday! These trees will help to provide erosion control and wildlife habitat on the site, which was once a mine waste pile. Thanks to Erica Crosby at the DRMS for organizing the event; we hope to take part in more fun environmental projects like this in the future, so stay tuned!

TWO WEEKS LEFT to apply for our scholarship!

Majoring in environmental science, geology, range science, biology, or other related fields? Our $2,000 scholarship can buy a lot of Rite-In-The-Rain field books. Or help pay for that great field trip to Patagonia. Or fund exam-time burritos. Whatever you need, we want to help someone outstanding get their degree. Check the application page for details and apply by March 14th!

Apply now for the 2014 David L. Bucknam Memorial Scholarship!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 David L. Bucknam Memorial Scholarship! 

This $2,000 memorial scholarship, established by friends of David Bucknam, honors David’s passion for the out-of-doors, learning and living. The Bucknam Memorial Scholarship will provide financial support to a junior or senior undergraduate student majoring in a field related to mine reclamation/restoration such as biology, botany, geography, geology, hydrology, environmental, range or soil science. 

For eligibility and application guidelines, visit the application page. Application deadline is March 14, 2014.

Celebrating Alliances!

Great Breakfast at ELK and Eggs!  DLB Board members supported Environmental Learning for Kids.   Joining forces and building  alliances to create opportunities for youth in natural resources.   

Alan Bucknam, Scott Gilmore, Maggie VanCleef, Loretta Pineda, ML Richardson, Dwayne Smallwood,  and David Burchette at ELK and Eggs at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 

Alan Bucknam, Scott Gilmore, Maggie VanCleef, Loretta Pineda, ML Richardson, Dwayne Smallwood,  and David Burchette at ELK and Eggs at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 

Join us at ELK and EGGS

Environmental Learning for Kids 4th Annual Breakfast.  ELK connects our Kids to the environment.  Friday October 11, 2013 7:30-9am at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO   RSVP with ELK at 303-291-7503.  

Stacie Gilmore (co-founder of ELK) and Emily Turner show off their catch at the BEDBUG event in 2011.  We are excited to join ELK in promoting environmental stewardship and getting our kids outdoors!  

Stacie Gilmore (co-founder of ELK) and Emily Turner show off their catch at the BEDBUG event in 2011.  We are excited to join ELK in promoting environmental stewardship and getting our kids outdoors!