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San Luis Valley ECEC - Environmental and Conservation Education Council

Colorado’s San Luis Valley is truly an incredible place to live, work, play, and study. Sand dunes, the Rio Grande, wetlands, agricultural lands, ponds, meadows, cultural sites, and forests provide superb areas for outdoor studies. When students visit these outdoor classrooms, they become immersed with sights, smells, sounds, and textures that turn on their natural curiosity and engage them in learning.

  • On this web site, you will find teaching materials, educational programs linked to content standards, maps to outdoor classrooms, and contact information of environmental education professionals.
  • Check out our archive of newsletters for lesson plans, content information, calendars of events and contact info.
  • Contact an ECEC member for more information about what we do and how you might be able to help!
  • Funding is starting to come into the ECEC Wheels to the Field and we want SLV teachers to use it. The Fund is far from flush, so use will be limited. As more funds come in, school limits will change, so check back to find out the current status. Go to Wheels to the Field for details.