Our Motto: Conservation through education

 

One of the best ways to ensure that wildlife and the environment are protected is by fostering a love for these treasures. PSSWF teaches conservation and wildlife programs to all ages in the belief that rehabilitation must be accompanied by public education to be most beneficial. People often don’t appreciate an animal they have never seen and we offer them a window into another world. It is our goal to increase the public’s appreciation for wildlife and each person’s responsibility to protect habitat and respect wildlife. Over the years, we have hosted a variety of groups and individuals – from elementary to high school classes, clubs, veterinary technology students, CPW volunteers, and more – and we believe they have all left with a greater understanding and appreciation of wild creatures. Our educational programs include a tour of the facility as well as time in our classroom. Additional components on history and beekeeping can be added.

PSSWF does charge a small fee for our programs. Educational programs can be scheduled for any time of year, though we recommend April through September as the best time to visit. Contact us to schedule a program today!


Additional Programs

  • Homestead Museum
    • The Foundation can also provide a greater appreciation of local history. The Limbach homestead was once part of the largest ranch in the Colorado River Valley, with a historic sandstone home and original homestead cabin still on the property. A small museum on-site houses a private collection of Schneegas and Limbach family heirlooms and historical artifacts on display. Farm life can also be seen – cattle, horses, chickens and geese, rabbits, and the like call the Limbach property home.
  • Bees and Honey Production
    • In partnership with Paul Limbach's honey business, we can also provide educational programs on bees and beekeeping – one of the oldest professions in the world. To learn more about Limbach honey, click here.
 Students view plant cells through a microscope in our classroom.

Students view plant cells through a microscope in our classroom.

 A CMC Veterinary Technology student monitors anesthesia while Dr. Bingham surgically repairs this bear's nose.

A CMC Veterinary Technology student monitors anesthesia while Dr. Bingham surgically repairs this bear's nose.

 Some of the items in our classroom.

Some of the items in our classroom.

 The Limbach and Schneegas homestead museum.

The Limbach and Schneegas homestead museum.

 Wearing bee nets is part of the job when you're learning about one of the oldest forms of agriculture!

Wearing bee nets is part of the job when you're learning about one of the oldest forms of agriculture!

 Our hands-on programs leave a lasting impression!

Our hands-on programs leave a lasting impression!