About Us

The Poudre Learning Center is a premier facility for interdisciplinary learning focusing on the importance of history, science, economics, stewardship and aesthetics of the Cache la Poudre River and Northeastern Colorado.

Each of the following objectives is an integral part of achieving our stated goal: To be a keystone for the other learning opportunities along the Poudre River.

  • To showcase the importance of the Cache la Poudre River to the wildlife, vegetation, and agricultural/municipal uses it supports.
  • To provide outdoor classrooms in areas of natural, cultural, and economic significance.
  • To establish habitats that are representative of this region of Colorado.
  • To blend all amenities and structures into the natural setting of the land.

The Poudre Learning Center develops and offers interdisciplinary education programs aimed at reinforcing concepts presented in local school curriculums. We are a focal point for the study of the Poudre River enviroments through the use of labs, activities, and trips. The Center has a system of barrier free, wheelchair accessible, educational pathways, and aquatic and hydrologic education areas.

To apply for Field Trip Grants (which include bus transportation), visit the Cache Le Poudre Field Trip Grants page.