Education


Great opportunities abound to become involved in important, on-the-ground wildlife habitat projects and in other types of learning about wildlife.

Student Chapters of CWF:

CWF encourages college students who want to do more for wildlife to form a student chapter of CWF. We formed a student chapter at Metropolitan State University of Denver in February 2013. Our hope is that these students will become lifelong members or supporters, and even consider a career in natural resources,  as they become informed and empowered to participate in key wildlife issues. If you are interested in forming a student chapter, we will be pleased to offer guidance and expertise.

CWF's Student Chapter at Metropolitan State University of Denver:
CWF's student chapter at Metropolitan State University, founded by CWF board member and professor Ashley Rust, has completed several projects. Last summer and again this summer the students' project is to monitor bluebird boxes on Jefferson County Open Space. The group has begun monitoring six nest boxes twice a week, beginning in mid-May. They report the data to Jefferson County Parks and Open Space.  Last year three of the six boxes were occupied with nests full of 15 babies. Earlier this spring the chapter engaged in native seed collection at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - four-winged saltbush seeds and rabbit brush seeds. They also built 24 bat boxes.  Last fall they mechanically removed russian olive trees, a noxious weed, from an area of South Platte Park.  Stay tuned!

          

Ashley and her boys monitor a bluebird box and 6 House Wren babies hatched in a bluebird nest box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four-winged saltbush

  Russian Olive Tree Removal

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CWF's Student Chapter at MSU Builds 24 Bat Houses

 

CWF Offers Nature Education Programming PowerPoint CDs for Grades K-12:

Program Choices

  • Life on the Prairie: The wildlife, history and habitat of the Colorado prairie. View excerpts from "Life on the Prairie."
     
  • Colorado's Life Zones: Compare and contrast adaptations and human use of habitat zones from the plains to the alpine areas.
     
  • Wetlands: What is a wetland and what lives there? (Powerpoint coming soon!)
     
  • Threatened and Endangered Species: A discussion of the history of individual species, the causes of species decline, what is done to help prevent listing and what can be done to help threatened and endangered species. View excerpts from "Threatened and Endangered Species."

The complete PowerPoints can be ordered by emailing CWF at cwfed@coloradowildlife.oror by calling the CWF office.

Certify your backyard for birds, butterflies and other wildlife:

Interested in certifying your backyard for birds and butterflies and other wildlife? Go to the National Wildlife Federation's program at www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Certify-Your-Wildlife-Garden.aspx

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