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.
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
- restorative ecosystems
- solid minerals excavation
- and lots more topics!
Contact Outreach Officer Kristin Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.