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March Newsletter

Poudre Learning Center staff teaching at Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering.

Getting Ready for the Busy Season

 Getting Ready For The Busy Season 

As anticipation mounts at the Poudre Learning Center, our team eagerly gears up for the bustling season ahead. With the promise of balmy days approaching, we've been diligently orchestrating an array of enriching experiences and engaging activities to cater to the diverse interests of our visitors. Beyond merely scheduling guided nature walks and interactive water lessons, we're crafting immersive adventures that foster a deeper connection with the natural world. Whether it's delving into the intricacies of local ecosystems or igniting a passion for environmental stewardship, every program is designed to spark curiosity and inspire learning. As the center hums with preparation, we're eager to unveil a tapestry of opportunities for exploration and discovery, inviting individuals of all ages to embark on a journey of enlightenment and appreciation for the wonders of our environment. So, as the days lengthen and the flora begins to bloom, we invite you to join us in celebrating the vibrant spirit of spring at the Poudre Learning Center.


 Women Making History: Educators Who Inspire Change 


March is Women's History Month, and at the PLC, we're taking this opportunity to express our gratitude for the remarkable women who have shaped the field of education. From pioneering educators who challenged societal norms to modern-day leaders driving innovation in learning, women have played a pivotal role in shaping the minds of generations. Did you know that women make up the majority of teachers in the United States, comprising over 76% of the teaching workforce? Their passion, dedication, and expertise continue to inspire us every day. 


The PLC extends a heartfelt thank you to the women who make a difference in the lives of our visitors, students, and community members. Their passion, expertise, and unwavering dedication are the driving force behind our center's success, and we are deeply grateful for all that they do. 





 PLC Joins Winograd K-8 School's STEM Night: A Night of Discovery 


Calling all future scientists, engineers, and innovators! Join the PLC team at Winograd K-8 School's STEM Night on March 28th for an unforgettable evening of exploration and discovery. From interactive exhibits to hands-on activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy as we celebrate the wonders of STEM together! 


 Daylight Savings Time Alert: Spring Forward with the PLC! 


A friendly reminder from the PLC: Daylight Savings Time starts on March 10th! As we spring forward, take advantage of the extended daylight hours to connect with nature, embark on outdoor adventures, and participate in our upcoming events and programs. We look forward to sharing the joys of spring with you! 




 Springing Into Action: Schools & Lessons Of The Month 


 Well Watch 


  • Water’s Journey - Winograd K-8 5th Graders
  • Water Throughout Us - Winograd K-8 3rd Graders
  • Water’s Journey - Bella Romero 4-8 5th Graders
  • Rocks Beneath Us - Grandview Elementary 4th Graders


 In-Field & Classroom Experiences 

Lessons this month include; Bird Habitats, Engineering a Bird Nest, Animal Game, Macroinvertebrates, Mining in Colorado, PLC Live Animal Adaptions, Restoration Projects


  • Monfort Elementary School 1st Graders
  • Billy Martinez Elementary School 1st Graders
  • Pioneer Ridge Elementary School 5th Graders
  • Heiman Elementary School 2nd Graders
  • Fred Tjardes School of Innovation All Grades



 Caring For Our Watersheds 


Project implementation for the Caring For Our Watersheds' 2024 Program is well underway at the PLC! We're also excited to announce that we'll be hosting our first-ever Professional Development Workshop. This workshop promises to provide valuable insights and resources for the winning teams of this year's program. 


Mark your calendars for May 10th, 2024, as we invite you to save the date for the CFW Presentations, where students will showcase their innovative projects aimed at protecting and preserving our precious watersheds. It's set to be an inspiring event highlighting the dedication and creativity of our young environmental leaders. 



 Thank You for Making a Difference: Supporting the PLC 


At the PLC, we're grateful for the incredible support we receive from our community partners. Your dedication to our shared goals of environmental education and conservation is truly commendable. Whether you've volunteered your time, made a donation, or simply spread the word about our programs, your contributions make a difference. As we continue to grow and evolve, we invite you to consider how you can further support our efforts – whether through volunteering, donating, or attending our upcoming events. Together, we can nurture a love of learning and nature in our community for generations to come.