Poudre Learning Center Foundation Inc

A nonprofit organization

$6,817 raised by 34 donors

45% complete

$15,000 Goal

The Poudre Learning Center (PLC) has a unique opportunity to grow generations of environmental stewards by providing hands-on, outdoor educational experiences to K-12 students.  A visit to the PLC may be the only exposure many students have to this type of learning.  Removing financial barriers is critical in creating equitable access and ensuring all students develop an understanding of environmental issues and how those issues impact entire communities.  Providing K-12 outdoor learning opportunities now will help to protect and sustain our environment for years to come!

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To awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and citizenship by educating K-12 students through outdoor experiences and inquiry learning.

Background Statement

In 1986, Hall-Irwin Corporation purchased the site located at 8313 W. F Street in Greeley, CO. Gravel mining operations began the same year. Gravel was extracted for roadways, concrete foundations, trails and roadbeds. Upon completion of the project, Hall-Irwin Corporation saw an opportunity to support educational opportunities in the region. They realized the important role that hands-on, discovery experiences could play in a student’s learning and understanding of ecological resources. With this proven commitment to education, Hall-Irwin Corporation donated 65 acres of the prime Poudre River riparian land to the local community for environmental education and the Poudre Learning Center (PLC) was established.

The Poudre Learning Center Foundation was founded in 2015 to provide financial support for operations and growth of the PLC. Attendance at the PLC had risen to 22,000 annual visitors and the greatest need was for an educational, indoor space for students to go during inclement weather. Fundraising efforts resulted in the construction of a 7,200 square foot learning space that includes 6 potential classrooms and plenty of natural light. In its first month open the building held programming for over 4,000 students, many of whom in the past would have had to cancel their field experience due to inclement weather.

Today, The Foundation continues to oversee fundraising efforts for the PLC. Community support is needed to sustain quality programming and ensure equitable access to outdoor learning opportunities. The PLC is a one-of-a-kind environment and we are proud to support the work that takes place to benefit students and our community!

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Organization name

Poudre Learning Center Foundation Inc

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Organization Size

Small Organization


Poudre Learning Center 8313 West F Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Service areas

Weld County, CO, US



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