LEAF 
 Weekly
 Newsletter
May 26, 
2020
Hello ELK Families!
LEAF: Learning Environmental Activities for Families. These programs welcome family members of all ages. We send out this family-oriented newsletter, full of community events, upcoming ELK programs, community resources, college prep tips for parents, and more! / 
Estos programas son para todas las edades. Enviamos este boletín orientado a las familias, lleno de eventos de la comunidad, próximos programas de ELK, recursos de la comunidad, consejos de preparación para la universidad para los padres, y mucho más!
Newsletter Contents
ELK Weekly Nature Challenge/ Reto De La Semana

Each week ELK will have a " Weekly Nature Challenge" in this LEAF Newsletter.  These challenges are designed to encourage you and your family to safely and responsibly, get outside and learn about nature! To participate, you must submit a photo of you completing the weekly challenge on our designated FB post for that week's ch allenge. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A WEEKLY DRAWING WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A $10 GIFT CARD!


Cada semana ELK tendrá un "Reto de la Semana". ¡Estos retos son para usted y a su familia para salir y aprender sobre la naturaleza! Para participar, debe enviar una foto de usted acompletando el reto en la página de Facebook de ELK. ¡TODOS LOS PARTICIPANTES SERÁN INSCRITOS EN UN DIBUJO SEMANAL CON LA OPORTUNIDAD DE GANAR UNA TARJETA DE REGALO DE $ 10!


** THIS WEEK's NATURE CHALLENGE: **


This week's challenge is to go on an insect hunt! Insects are everywhere! You can find them in your backyard, park, neighborhood, and sometimes, even in your own house. Snap a photo of this little critter, then, post it on our  ELK Facebook Page . If you do not have Facebook, please send to Chris at:  curias@elkkids.org  or text: 720.251.0947. All posts and submitted photos will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $10 gift card! 

Please follow all Denvergov.org health safety tips and advice if you do venture to a park  or other public space.It is still important to get outdoor during this uncertain time, but please ensure you're staying at least six feet away from others. Enjoy!

** EL RETO DE ESTA SEMANA: **


¡El reto de esta semana es a buscar insectos! Los insectos están en todas partes! Puede encontrarlos en su patio, parques, vecindario y, a veces, incluso en su propia casa. Toma una foto y esta pequeña criatura, luego, publícala en nuestra página de Facebook ELK. Si no tiene Facebook, envíe a Chris: curias@elkkids.org o envíe un mensaje de texto: 720.251.0947. ¡Todas las publicaciones y fotos enviadas se ingresarán en un sorteo semanal por una tarjeta de regalo de $ 10!

Por favor siga a Denvergov.org para consejos de salud y consejos si decide aventurarse a un parque u otro espacio público. Todavía es importante salir al aire libre durante este tiempo incierto, pero asegúrese de estar al menos a seis pies de distancia de los demás. ¡Y disfruta!

Scroll down for more resources!
 College Corner

Family College Prep tip : Denver Scholarship Foundation is a great resource for scholarships (p.s you don't have to live in Denver to use this resource) if you are a Sophomore or Junior click here 


Denver Scholarship Foundation es un excelente recurso para becas ( y no tiene que vivir en Denver para usar este recurso) si es un estudiante de segundo año o tercer año, haga clic aquí
Upcoming Community Events/Resources

City/Home R esources
Unable to make rental payments because of financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
The city of Aurora may be able to help.
The city of Aurora has heard from residents during the COVID-19 crisis that rental assistance is a key need, and is making at least $620,000 in funds available through Community Development Block Grants and the House Aurora Partnership to help people stay in their homes.


Click here

FREE SEEDS! The planting season is almost up--if you've been wanting to start a garden but haven't done so yet, please sign-up to receive some Colorado-grown seeds from our partners at Ekar Farms! We have a limited supply, so please RSVP to secure your bundle of seeds. Each person will receive carrots, sunflowers, beets, chard, winter squash, summer melons (watermelon and a sweet yellow melon called Haogen), and amaranth. We'll also have a limited supply of green (and purple)  beans, basil, parsley, cilantro, mustards, lettuce, kale, summer squash, cucumbers, and dry beans (black and red).
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/CuhmsdLAnnySNM72A
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¡SEMILLAS GRATIS! La temporada de siembra está a punto de terminar, si ha querido comenzar un jardín pero aún no lo ha hecho, regístrese para recibir algunas semillas cultivadas en Colorado de nuestros socios en Ekar Farms. Tenemos un suministro limitado, así que confirme su asistencia para asegurar su paquete de semillas. Cada persona recibirá zanahorias, girasoles, remolachas, acelgas, calabazas de invierno, melones de verano (sandía y un dulce melón amarillo llamado Haogen) y amaranto. También tendremos un suministro limitado de frijoles verdes (y morados), albahaca, perejil, cilantro, mostazas, lechuga, col rizada, calabaza de verano, pepinos y frijoles secos (negro y rojo).
RSVP aquí:  https://forms.gle/CuhmsdLAnnySNM72A

FROM DENVER PARKS AND RECREATION:

May 18, 2020
At this point, it's been determined that there will be no recreation programming, summer camps, or outdoor pool operations until at least the end of June. We know that this will cause disappointment and appreciate your understanding as we navigate this public health crisis. Refunds are being processed and will be sent directly to families that have paid registration fees for programs originally scheduled to start in June.


DE P ARQUES Y CENTROS DE RECREACION DE DENVER:
Mayo 18, 2020
En este momento, se ha determinado que no habrá programación de recreación, campamentos de verano u operaciones de piscinas al aire libre hasta al menos finales de Junio. Sabemos que esto causará desilusión y apreciamos su comprensión mientras navegamos por esta crisis de salud pública. Los reembolsos se están procesando y se enviarán directamente a las familias que han pagado las tarifas de inscripción para los programas originalmente programados para comenzar en Junio.


Educational Resources

Join us Friday, May 29 at 3 p.m. as we Ring in Summer all across Colorado. Here are six simple ways to get involved:
  1. Set a reminder on your phone for May 29 at 2:55 p.m.
     
  2. Join in the official Ring in Summer Facebook event.
     
  3. Tell a friend. Tell two friends. Tell your kids and your teachers and your schools. Tell your churches. Tell your town halls. Tell your essential workers. Tell everyone.
     
  4. Download the Ring in Summer toolkit and help share this message on your own social channels.
     
  5. On May 29, get outside and #RingInSummer! Grab a bell, a chime, a pan & spoon, a kazoo. Hoot and holler and whistle and cheer. Step outside at 3 p.m. and ring it for the kids and the teachers. Ring it for the front line. Ring it for what really matters. And ring in better days ahead. Don't have a bell? Download one  here.
     
  6. Share your photos and videos of your celebration using the hashtags #RingInSummer and #GenerationWild.
If you're part of an organization that's planning to ring a big bell, please let us know at rdempsey@goco.org.




Upcoming LEAF/ELK Programs


 





Wednesday, May 27th, 3:30pm-5pm, Documentary Wednesday
 
Miercoles, 27 de Mayo, 3:30pm-5pm, Miércoles documental



Join the ELK Staff Team on ZOOM every other Wednesday for our "ELK Documentary Wednesday" as we discuss a weekly nature documentary! 

Tomorrow we will be watching "National Geographic's-Beautiful Snakes!" Joining us will be Colorado Parks Wildlife Education staff, Erin Kendall, and her own hognose snake. We will have the special treat of getting up close (virtually) with this snake and watching it feed. We will get to observe the snake unlock its jaw and swallow the prey whole--it's quite a thing to see! 

Join us by clicking this link:
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86109008781?pwd=a3k3RHFNbVVkT3VrU0VHc0p0Nysrdz09



¡Únas e al equipo de personal de ELK en ZOOM cada otro miércoles para nuestro "ELK Documentary Wednesday" mientrasdiscuti mos un documental semanal sobre la naturaleza! Mañana veremos "¡Las serpientes hermosas de National Geographic!" Se unirán a nosotros el personal de Educación de Vida Silvestre de los Parques de Colorado, Erin Kendall, y su propia serpiente hognose. Tendremos el placer especial de acercarnos (virtualmente) a esta serpiente y verla alimentarse. Observaremos cómo la serpiente desbloquea su mandíbula y se traga a la presa entera, ¡es algo muy agradable de ver!






Sincerely,
 
Loretta, Kim, Kristina, Ben, Amy, Justin, Christina, Taylor, Chris, Yesi, Ronika, and Rayven

 Environmental Learning for Kids' Staff


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