Yampatika | Public Lands Every Day

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Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests | Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Yampatika was established in 1992 by community members and government agencies who sought to provide environmental education in a rural setting. Yampatika’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through education. This is accomplished through three main lines of action: Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center, the Environmental Literacy Program and Adult Programming. Their programs are partnership-driven and include the private sector, non-profits, school districts and government agencies.

Yampatika received a 2015 NEEF Public Lands Every Day Event Grant to support the following events:

  • International Migratory Bird Day Celebration- will celebrate the migration of 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. This year, the event will feature live birds (May 2015).
  • Yampatika Bird Walk- staff will lead bird walks that will consist of identifying and observing birds based on audible and visual cues (two events in June 2015).

For more information about this grantee, visit yampatika.org.

Through the support of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Public Lands Every Day was launched in 2011 to encourage more Americans to enjoy, protect and maintain our public lands every day through public engagement, professional development and partnerships.