The Nature Connection

The Nature Connection - Who are we?

The Nature Connection's mission is to inspire our communities to connect to nature. We promote healthy lifestyles through educational, fun and energized outdoor experiences.

Summer Programs/Field Camps for Youth!

Register now for The Nature Connection's summer field camps! Four-day programs for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders in June and July. See the Summer Programs page for details.

Spring Newsletter Now Available

Our spring newsletter is out! Check it out for updates on our youth programs, bios of our new staff members, and more!

Spring Newsletter

TNC accepts the GOCO Inspire award

The Nature Connection Accepts the GOCO Inspire award

Great news for Nature Connection Country! The Nature Connection has received our GOCO Inspire grant award to implement detailed Place, Program and Pathway developments in Delta County and Olathe over the next three years. Thanks to the support of our many partners and community supporters, we will be able to help kids of all ages connect to the outdoors in #thebestbackyardintheworld! See the details here!

TNC - Featuring High Schoolers on the Grand Mesa

THANK YOU!

The Nature Connection, non-profit youth outdoor gear hub, would like to thank all of our partners, friends and supporters for your help getting kids connected to the outdoors. You can help by sending a tax deductible donation to:

  • TNC/DCSD/WCCF
  • Attention: Anita Evans
  • 7655 2075 Road, Delta
  • CO 81416.
  • Phone: 970-872-5910

All donations are used to purchase or repair outdoor gear for kids. For more information contact Anita Evans at , 970-872-5910

NATURE CONNECTION SURVEY - RESULTS ARE IN!

The Nature Connection conducted a survey to gather information about what people in Delta County and Olathe enjoy doing in the outdoors, and how The Nature Connection can help that happen. Participants watched this brief three minute video, then took the survey. Results of the survey are available here.


GOCO COMMUNITY VIDEOS

We've put together some videos from the Youth Outdoor Network gathering information about what people in Delta County and Olathe enjoy doing in the outdoors and how the Nature Connection can help make it happen.

View the videos here

AWESOME OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!

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News

May
30

Summer Programs/Field Camps for Youth

Register now for The Nature Connection's summer field camps! Four-day programs for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders in June and July. See the Summer Programs page for details.
May
14

TNC Spring Newsletter Now Available

Our spring newsletter is out!
Check it out for updates on our youth programs, bios of our new staff members, and more!
Mar
19

Register for Western Rivers Teacher Workshops

Register now for Western Rivers Teacher Workshops. June 18-22, 2018. Utilize western rivers to meet interdisciplinary academic standards creating relevant place based context for your students. To register, see this link.
Mar
16

Register for the "Lens on Climate Change" climate program

Register now for the “Lens on Climate Change” filmmaking program, free for middle and high school students. Learn from CU-Boulder scientists and Colorado Film School mentors to research, film, edit and screen your own film. Offered June 11-16, 2018, in Carbondale. Sign up here
Mar
16

Register for the next Delta OUT

Register now for the next Delta OUT (Outdoor Understanding for Teachers) 'Canyon Country' workshop on April 28 in Delta. Space is limited! Sign up here

Upcoming Events

Delta County Recreation Map

Delta County Recreation MapDownload the Delta County Recreation Map (380MB). For more information see insets.

More details are available with the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, Bureau of Land Management, and the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest websites.

Donations Appreciated

The Nature Connection is funded by Great Outdoors Colorado, Delta County schools, and other partners and donors. Please consider making a donation today to help us meet our goals!


Youth Outdoor Network Articles

Read these student written articles from the Youth Outdoor Network: