Ranching and Wildlife at Pinello Ranch

Pinello Ranch, located along Fountain Creek, is a land of ponds, streams, springs, forests and fields. It is a world rich in wildlife on the very edge of the city and adjacent to Venetucci Farm. Come learn about how we seek to balance the needs of the ranch and those of the wild creatures by wisely using the gift of water from Fountain Creek. From 17 different duck species swimming on our ponds, to bright orange Orioles nesting in Cottonwood trees, Pinello Ranch is rich in birdlife. To date, 199 different species of birds have been identified in just the last year and a half.

Students will watch a bird banding demonstration, look for local birds in our bird blind, ponds and fields and play our migration game, designed to teach children about bird migration, geography and water ecology.

Requirements:

  • ALL CLASSES HAVE A 15 STUDENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR SPRING AND FALL, 25 STUDENT MINIMUM FOR SUMMER FARM TOURS.
  • TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES ARE ENCOURAGED AND ARE NOT CHARGED AN ATTENDANCE FEE.
  • SUGGESTED RATIO IS 1 ADULT PER 5 STUDENTS (COUNTING THE CLASSROOM TEACHER AND 1 STAFF FROM VENETUCCI).
  • ALL CLASSES ARE HELD OUTDOORS. PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER, AND HAVE STUDENTS BRING THE FOLLOWING : *Water bottles *Sunscreen *Closed Toe Shoes. STUDENTS MIGHT ALSO NEED: *Warm clothes and rain jackets

Please see our other class offerings:

Saving Seeds
The Living Soil
Farm Animals, Caring for our Heritage
Good Bugs, Bad Bugs & Beyond Bugs
Ranching & Wildlife at Pinello Ranch
Farm Tours
Teacher Resources

Grades K-5
Classes Begin September 6th, 2016
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

To Register please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator, 389-1251, x 112.

Concepts

Grades K-2

  • Water is a key element for both agriculture and wildlife habitat
  • Many birds migrate each year to help them find food in winter
  • Birds have physical adaptations to help them survive
  • Scientists use bird banding to learn about bird movements

Grades 3-5

  • Bird Banding is a tool that scientists use to find specific information
  • Agricultural lands can be managed for both food production and wildlife
  • Birds can be used to help us determine ecosystem health

Colorado Science Standards:

Each class at Venetucci Farm is tailored to the needs and interests of groups from preschool to college. We will work with each individual teacher to find out what their class needs are and to emphasize the appropriate grade level science benchmarks.

Cost: $5.00/student
*Venetucci Farm’s policy is to not turn away groups due to financial need. Please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator in such instances.

To Register: please contact, David Rudin, Education Coordinator at Venetucci Farm, 389-1251, x112.