Community Events

We are fundraising for costs to support development as a young organization, to include: employee salaries for growing staffing needs, onsite office/storage/event space, relocation of our educational garden, breaking ground on our pollinator paradise, interpretive educational signage, and accessible site development.

Crafts will include: Medallion Snowflakes and Snow-Covered Pinecones



Tour The Shire at Old Ranch
Date TBD
The Shire at Old Ranch – 20 acres on the edge of Black Forest and Colorado Springs, between Old Ranch Rd., Howells Rd, and Ridgeway Ln.



SEE’s garden and outdoor classroom are located on “The Shire at Old Ranch” – a development project that aims to bring community, agriculture, and education to the edge of Black Forest and Colorado Springs.  Learn more about The Shire at Old Ranch here.

Tour the 20 acres of “The Shire”, SEE what’s in store for this land, and learn about how SEE plans to expand its offerings in the coming years!  Well-behaved, friendly dogs are welcome.


Harvest Celebration

On Saturday, October 15th, 2022 we celebrated our first inaugural Harvest Celebration, honoring our wonderful volunteers, community partners, and participants!

The afternoon of festivities included: a potluck, volunteer award ceremony, live music from “Meg and the Yeti”, yard games, and educational demonstration stations.

2nd annual Harvest Celebration will be back in 2023!


Looking forward to seeing you back at 2023 Backyard Market in Black Forest!

Join us for fun nature-based activities for kids including nature-based crafts, sustainable garden education, and learn about local flora and fauna!


“Star Party’s” with Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO)

Returning Spring 2023, date TBD


Join Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO) and Sustainable Educational Experience (SEE), for night sky observations in the night sky on . If you haven’t seen the Moon, Jupiter or Saturn through a telescope, it’s an amazing sight!   Fun for all ages!

About CSASTRO: 
The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of astronomy enthusiasts dedicated to the promotion and advancement of astronomy throughout Southern Colorado. CSASTRO is a community engaged organization with over 230 active members and an active public outreach program providing over 100 hours of astronomy programs each year for the community.

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