At MPEC, we are dedicated to providing programs that are centered around the creation of a citizenry that understands, respects, enjoys and cares for themselves, their families, their community, and the natural world.

MPEC operates year-round, facilitating outdoor learning by providing instructional materials, resource rangers, special outdoor learning sites, management of transportation, and lodging and food service for overnight/residential excursions. Each of our educational programs are experiential and place-based, and aimed at allowing students the opportunity to synthesize information about themselves and their environment. Students learn a wide range of concepts through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities across grades K-12, all of our educational programs are in line with Colorado’s Common Core State Standards.

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” ~ Thomas Berry

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