The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents 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 programs, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.
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Classes & Events– RSVP’s appreciated (303) 582-9106

Wildfire Preparedness   Saturday, April 21   1:00-4:00pm   Rec Center (250 Norton Dr)   FREE   We’ll discuss everything from creating a defensible space (more insurance companies are requiring this), to evacuation preparedness, to situational awareness and how to stay appraised of the fire situation, to how to help your firefighters save your house.

FREE CPR class   Saturday, April 28   1:00 – 5:00 pm   Gilpin Rec Center (250 Norton Dr.) You will earn a certificate at the end of the class; the class will also teach you how to use a defibrillator.  If you work with children, seniors, or spend time outdoors, this class is a must-do.  Registration is REQUIRED : 303-582-9106; there is a minimum number of 6 people to make the class go, and a maximum of 10.

Trees, Shrubs & Small Fruits for the Mountains   Tuesday, May 1   6:30pm
Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)  $5

Pollinator-Friendly, Drought Resistant Native Plants  for the Mountains
Tuesday, May 29   6:30pm  Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)  $5

Wilderness CPR and 1st Aid   June 2 & 3     Rec Center (250 Norton Dr.)  Approx $140  Requires CPR Certificate to register.
MUST PRE-REGISTER, call for more info.

Mountain Plant Sale  Saturday, June 9
9:00 sharp   Behind the Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)

Living in the Mountains  Saturday, June 16
1-4 pm  Rec Center (250 Norton Dr.) FREE   Class will cover well and septic, living with wildlife, and more.

4-H Youth Mountain to Metro Adventure  June 26-28   For ages 10-12    Contact the Office for more information

Weed ID and Control  Saturday, July 14   2:00-3:30pm   Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)  FREE  Learn to ID the noxious weeds growing in your yard and learn how to control them in this friendly class.

Wildflower Seed Sale and Weed Booth at the Gilpin County Fair  August 18 and 19
Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)

Collecting and Sowing Wildflower Seeds   Saturday, September 15  2-4 pm Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)  $5



STEAMing Ahead  

Discover science, technology, engineering, art and math. Taught by our 4-H specialist, located at the Gilpin County Library. Register through the Library (303-582-5777).
For ages 8-19, meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday 3:30-5:00
For ages 10+, meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday 3:30-5:00

4-H Afterschool at the Community Center

For youth grades K-5, join us during the Gilpin Community Center Afterschool program. Please contact our 4-H specialist at for more information including exact dates and times.