Environmental Learning for Kids
Courtesy of ELK
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) reaches out to students who have been traditionally overlooked and under-encouraged in science and science-related careers, including youth of color and females. Youth experience Colorado's natural world, increase their academic science skills, become involved in their neighborhoods and get exposure to careers in the field of natural resources.
Each year youth in the ELK program visit Rocky Mountain National Park to experience the natural world, volunteer in the park, and learn about careers in the Park Service.
Did You Know?
Daily during the summer, Rocky's custodial crew cleans 102 toilets in comfort stations at trailheads and along roads. They also clean around 100 toilets in campground comfort stations, 30 visitor center toilets, and 35 toilets for park staff. That's 267 toilets cleaned every day of the summer!