Nature Mon​itoring

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BEETLES – (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) one of many programs at the Lawrence Hall of Science, is excited to announce the launch of its redesigned and retooled website. BEETLES creates free resources for three primary audiences: outdoor science program leaders, field instructors, and classroom teachers.


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CoCoRaHS  – (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network) is a unique community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). Volume of rainfall calculation tool

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The GLOBE Program – Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE’s vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system. GLOBE Web Tutorial Video Page

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The Xpedition – Student Research Investigations to the “Roof of Africa” Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and beyond. Students, Teachers & Scientists working together in the field to better understand our unique planet.

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Teens4Oceans – Teens4Oceans’ mission is to empower our next generation to become impassioned stewards for their ocean through education, experiential learning, scientific research, and innovative technologies.


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Colorado River Watch – Works with voluntary stewards to monitor water quality and other indicators of watershed health of Colorado’s waters.  A program that has grown to cover over 300 rivers in Colorado by over 350 schools.

ParkSt. Vrain State Park – is located on Hwy 119 near I-25 in Firestone, CO. The park was once a gravel pit for the construction of I-25, then became a wetland that draws visitors from around the state, people and wildlife alike. Camping and fishing are major activities at the park, with fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year. The park also emphasizes environmental and cultural education, and offers a variety of educational programs available to teachers both at the park and in the classroom. The programs are free and available to any grade level.

Programs include many aspects of ecology and life science (from wildlife and plants to animal behavior and adaptations), earth science (water cycle and fire ecology), environmental science (including ethics and conservation), and social studies (Native American culture and knowledge, and environmental policy). Many of the programs offered by St. Vrain State Park can be modified to enhance teaching plans and academic standards. Most programs are offered from May to September, though special arrangements can be made during off-season months. For more information, please call Linda Richards at (303) 485-0186 or e-mail, or visit our web site at

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