High Plains Environmental Center

2021 Programs & Events

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project - ongoing

HPEC is partnering with the Butterfly Pavilion and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)  to bring this important citizen science opportunity to the communities near HPEC. Created to inform monarch conservation , the MLMP focuses on understanding the distribution and abundance of breeding monarchs throughout the US and Canada.

Garden Tour Schedule

JUNE 5 - Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs  JUNE 12 - Colorado Native Plant Society              JULY 17 - Colorado Herb Society                            SEPT 5 - Front Range Wild Ones   

High Plains Environmental Center's demonstration gardens are open to all from dusk to dawn, except during private tours or events.  To book a private tour for your group, contact info@suburbitat.org.                               

High Plains Environmental Center Native Plant Sale runs through Sept 6th

High Plains Environmental Center's online native plant sales begin April 5, 2021. Native plants help to conserve water and support native wildlife, especially pollinators!

Kestrel Banding June 24th

Join us for an evening presentation about kestrels, the smallest falcon, and watch the banding of our entire family of kestrels by Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute.  The adult kestrel pair with their incubating eggs can be viewed on our live webcam at the bottom of the home page.

Monthly Bird Walks and Bird Banding

Join us on on the first Saturday of each month  for a Bird Walk with seasoned birder Sheila Webber, and Bird Banding program with Scott Rashid, Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute.

Tipi Raisers Wicoti and Closing Celebration July 28th 6:00

Save the date for the 7th annual Lakota Ride, a ride of reconciliation, that will begin in Sedalia, CO on July 24th and conclude at High Plains Environmental Center on July 28th with a Wicoti (camp) and closing ceremony.  This year's ride focuses on honoring individuals, organizations and communities, across Colorado's Front Range, who have supported the Lakota People of Pine Ridge through the Lakota Ride and other Tipi Raiser's initiatives over the years.  The celebration  will feature Native American dancers in full regalia, and other traditional festivities. Details will be coming soon.


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For more information on any of our programs or events, contact us at (970) 622.9676 or send an email below.

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