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ELK in the News
March 1, 2022
Nonprofits increasing access to the outdoors
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) has been working with underrepresented youth in the outdoors for nearly 30 years. They provide activities in science and science-related careers to students of color and who identify as female and LGBTQ+.
February 16, 2022
Ten years ago, city officials and community leaders in Denver, Colorado, helped preserve a 5.5-acre property scheduled to become a 12-story commercial building. This action created an opportunity to accomplish a nonprofit’s 25-year-long dream to build a facility and launch Denver’s first nature education park.
The nonprofit is Denver-based Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), which now has its first facility on the horizon. ELK serves Denver’s far northeast neighborhood of Montbello and introduces under-resourced Black, Indigenous, and people of color to science, leadership, and careers, and ensures equitable access to the outdoors.
September 29, 2021
Tom’s of Maine launches get into nature Initiative with Rosario Dawson to reinvigorate Kids’ connection to the great outdoors.
The initiative will provide support to local community organizations to increase and expand their programs like access to summer camps, such as Audubon Texas’s Conservation Leaders Program for Young Women, and improve nature-based programming for extracurricular youth groups like Denver-based Environmental Learning for Kids, and the national Children & Nature Network.
September 10, 2021
State officials unveil the creation of the Colorado Climate Corps
Juan Perez Saez, the executive director of Environmental Learning for Kids, says low-income communities are often the first to suffer from the impacts of climate change. “Communities of color, especially working-class, low-income communities all across the state, tend to live in areas with worst air quality,” Perez Saez said. “The fact that they’re being exposed to poor air quality can impact their health. It can affect their ability to go to work. Sometimes they have to call out sick.”
June 3, 2021
Rep. Herod: We need more equitable access for all to Colorado’s beautiful outdoors
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