A big thank-you is in order for the volunteers who helped to host approximately 800 students at Four Mile Ranch this fall! Four Mile Ranch, located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, offers environmental education opportunities to students from regional schools. This year’s efforts were no small feat, with volunteers logging more than 1,100 hours preparing for programs and educating future conservationists! You can see some of the joy of this experience in the slideshow below!
Each fall, staff and volunteers from Audubon Rockies prepare the trails and grounds in the Four Mile Ranch forests and bottomlands before hosting students from the Archuleta School District, Dulce Independent Schools, and many other local schools. Field trips to the ranch offer a special opportunity to connect with the natural world. While there, students learn about plants, insects, water, habitat, the needs of wildlife, and the interconnectedness of our environment. Meanwhile, they're immersed—through all five senses—in the natural beauty of Pagosa Springs.
Local support from Weminuche Audubon Society and long-standing contributions from the Hershey Foundation continue to make opportunities at Four Mile Ranch a reality. Additionally, the fall field trips wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of so many teachers, aides, parent chaperones, district bus drivers, and other volunteers. We sincerely appreciate their contributions to making these programs a success!
If you’re interested in joining our wonderful team of volunteer environmental educators, please fill out this form! I'll contact you when we have opportunities available.