Welcome to Gilpin County Extension
The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents of all ages improve their quality of life by offering a website, classes, and programs, that provide unbiased, research-based information on forestry, wildfire, wildlife, mountain gardening, noxious weeds and many other issues.
Through our 4-H club, 4-H afterschool programs and school enrichment, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.
Irene Shonle Director/Agent: M-Th 8:00-4:30
Heather Pearce Office Assistant: M-F 8:00-4:30
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New fact sheet -- do you have voles or Pocket Gophers?
Mountain gardening blog with Gilpin and Jeffco Master Gardeners.
- 4-H STEM Special Programs through summer camp- Must register: Gilpin Rec Center 303-582-1453
- 4H Summer Explorers - FREE! Saturdays 9-noon for youth 8-18. Various topics, including BMX (help build the course every Saturday at 9 am - Programs start at 10
- July 16 Rocketry
- July 23 Primitive Skills
- July 30 Photography
- Aug 6 Astronomy
- Aug 13 Final prep of BMX track
- Living in the Mountains Class
August 13th FREE Come for part/all of the day :
9:00 am – Emergency preparedness
10:30 Living with wildlife (especially bears and moose) –
11:15 Local resources
Noon – lunch with County folks. Bring your own lunch and meet Commissioners, Mayors, County Officials, our CSFS District Forester and more. Dessert and drinks provided.
1:30 Forest Health –
2:30 Maintaining your well and septic system
3:30 Radon in the mountains
RSVPs appreciated – 303-582-9106.
- HEAL (Home Energy Audit Loan) Kits are now available for borrow- including a thermal leak detector! Call us at 303-582-9106.