With the common goal of connecting kids to nature, a powerful partnership came together in the spring of 2009. Working with Denver Water and the Thorne Ecological Institute, the Rocky Mountain Land Library established a 3,000 volume Kids & Educators Library at Denver Water’s Kassler Center, southwest of metro Denver. With ample books to enliven any young naturalist’s field discoveries, this new branch location will provide insights and inspiration for the Thorne Natural Science School’s students and staff, among many other groups.
Amazingly enough, the Kassler Center is located along the banks of the South Platte River, as is Buffalo Peaks Ranch, the Land Library’s future home in South Park. Both locations will tell a rich South Platte watershed story, from the South Park headwaters to the metro Denver plains.