Wild Bear is the only all ages nonprofit nature center in Boulder County open almost every day throughout the year. Wild Bear connects children and families to nature through the FREE nature center and through formal youth programs and adult and family workshops. As Nederland's only state licensed school aged childcare serving as a key resource for commuting parents with 50% of total participants attending through scholarships provided by donors, grantors and sponsors. Often we are told how special Wild Bear is and how lucky the community is to have Wild Bear in Nederland. Wild Bear is a key partner in the preservation and stewardship of Mud Lake Open Space. Wild Bear's volunteers removed over 30 tons of trash from the property and now it is one of the healthiest wetland habitats in Boulder County. In 2010 Wild Bear opened the interim Nature Center in downtown Nederland. Now, Wild Bear is strategically planning to build a permanent nature center on its property at Mud Lake. Research shows and Wild Bear believes that when people are educated about and learn to appreciate nature they will work to preserve it!
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