Get Outside!

Check out some of these images showing our local youth in their outdoor pursuits! Get outside and send us your image so we can share your fun with everyone in The Nature Connection family!

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The Nature Connection is hiring!

The Nature Connection is hiring two backpacking trip leaders for the summer of 2018! Please visit the job description for more details on how to apply.

We're also hiring for the position of Delta Gear Satellite Program Coordinator. Read the job description here.


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!

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.

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

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: