Teen Program Summer Applications Open February 1
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Teen Summer Program has inspired and prepared future biologists and conservationists for decades. Soon, it will welcome new and returning participants for summer 2024. Applications for the highly competitive program for sixth through 12th graders open Thurs., Feb. 1 at cmzoo.org/teenprograms. Applications will only be accepted for two weeks, so nature-loving teenagers . . .
Outdoor Activities Support Mental Health in the Winter Months
During the winter months, many Coloradans stay active by enjoying the state’s 300 days of sunshine or embracing the alpine lifestyle and hitting the slopes. For some nature enthusiasts, it can be hard to know where to start in the winter world of outdoor adventure. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture team has just the program: Outdoor . . .
Stock Up on These Unique Gifts for a Good Cause
It’s that magical time of year when many people search for the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family. Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a truly unique stocking stuffer, these options are sure put a smile on every face on your list. Plus, when you purchase something from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you . . .
Brand-New 3-Session Teen Naturalist Training Series Launches in October
Teenagers interested in learning more about nature have a brand-new opportunity at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. A 3-evening course, called Teen Naturalist Training, is tailored to nature-enthused teenagers – and its very first session is on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. “Each evening, we’ll connect with the wild world through different educational experiences indoors and outdoors,” said . . .
Teen Program Inspires the Next Generation of Land and Wildlife Stewards in Glacier National Park
If Aaron Lippy and Kaitlyn Tullberg, two Teen Program participants at CMZoo, are any indication of the next generation of conservationists – rest assured, the planet is in good hands. The two enthusiastic high school students recently returned from a six-day off-the-grid CMZoo Teen Program adventure in Glacier National Park. Tullberg and Lippy were in . . .
Dog Days at the Zoo Aren’t Just Fun for Humans
CMZOO OFFERS TWO MORE DATES FOR FURRY FAMILY MEMBER IN AUGUST The dog days of summer will soon be over, but Dog Days at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are back! Thanks to two successful test days in May and June, CMZoo is welcoming guests and their well-behaved dogs to explore the Zoo again, during two special . . .
CMZoo Animals Brighten Days, Celebrate Milestones and Holidays with Animal Grams
Imagine answering a knock on your door to find a furry, scaly or feathery CMZoo animal ambassador peeking through the peephole. That dream could be your reality thanks to CMZoo’s Animal Grams program! Animal Grams are paid off-site visits from a CMZoo animal ambassador and EdVenture staff member. Each visit lasts five to ten minutes . . .
Off-Season Adventures For You and Your Little Ones
Many people think the Zoo slows down during the cooler months, but there are still a lot of opportunities to participate in special programs and to have more of the Zoo to yourself. Stroller Safaris are informal exploratory experiences for children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old and their accompanying adult. During . . .
Teen Summer Program Applications Open Feb. 1 to 14 Fully Immersive Experiences Inspire and Prepare Future Conservationists
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Teen Summer Program has inspired and prepared future biologists and conservationists for decades. Soon, it will welcome new and returning participants for summer 2023. Applications for the highly competitive program for sixth through twelfth graders open Wed., Feb. 1 at cmzoo.org/teenprograms. Applications will only be accepted for two weeks, so nature-loving teenagers . . .
Outdoor School Programming Can Support Mental Health, Connections with Nature and Each Other – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO
Countless studies support the positive impact exercise can have on people’s mental health. Experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado, longtime Cheyenne Mountain Zoo partners, say the same is true for kids. Outdoor physical activities have additional benefits, including decreasing stress and anxiety, improving mood and self-esteem, reducing aggression and improving focus. Finding the time to plan . . .