Photo of a child exploring the outdoors. “Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.”
–Thomas Berry

Sly Park Outdoor Education Program

The Sly Park Environmental Education Center is nestled in the beautiful Sly Park Recreation Area and the Eldorado National Forest. Here at Sly Park, the curriculum is standards-based, the classrooms are outdoors, the instruction is hands-on, and the experience is amazing!

Whether students are building shelters, identifying trees, hiking to the lake, panning for gold in the creek, taking on challenge activities or gazing at the stars through our many telescopes, the Sly Park experience is rich in active participation. Students, visiting staff, and chaperones are rewarded with the knowledge they gain as they "do" science with our full-time, certificated teaching staff. Throughout their stay, students also learn cooperation, problem solving, and team building.

Please feel free to check out our photo tour, call us, or drop us an email for more information. We look forward to hearing from you – or even better, seeing you soon!