Trust land access for K-12

high school students in a rural field doing field work

The State Land Board earns money for Colorado public schools by leasing trust land and minerals. 95% of lease payments support Colorado schools.

In addition to being leased to earn money for public schools, trust land is also accessible at no cost for school-led K-12 activities. We welcome teachers and their students to our properties so long as access and scheduling arrangements are approved in advance. Trust lands have been used for educational purposes by:

  • FFA chapters
  • 4-H chapters
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Local schools
  • and more!

Are you a K-12 educator who would like to visit a trust land property with your students? Please contact the District Manager in your county.


Classroom visits

SLB employee teaching a class with students seated at computers

We understand that arranging a field trip can be prohibitively difficult. So let us come to you! Our staff would be delighted to visit your classroom and discuss any of the following topics:

  • careers in natural resources
  • GIS planning
  • land management and holistic grazing
  • conservation
  • restorative ecosystems
  • grasslands
  • solid minerals excavation
  • and lots more topics!

Contact Outreach Officer Kristin Kemp at kristin.kemp@state.co.us to schedule a classroom visit from a Land Board expert.

Pictured right: Lindsey Brant, Stewardship Trust Manager, shared her GIS work with Red Rocks Community College students.