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The Garfield County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Photo rendentions of the Garfield County Education Center, Amphitheater and Outdoor gardens
CSU Garfield County Education Center

Expanded space, enhanced programming, collaborative educational experiences – these are what the CSU Garfield County Education Center is all about! (Click on the picture for a video in English.)

¡Espacio ampliado, programación mejorada, experiencias educativas colaborativas, esto es de lo que se trata el CSU Centro de Educación del Condado de Garfield! (Haga clic en las palabras debajo de la imagen para ver un vídeo en español.)

This new facility will provide dedicated, inspiring, and community-focused space to serve youth and adults through science-based 4-H youth development educational programs including: STEM-based robotics, gardening, wood working, welding, sewing, and archery, in addition to community-based adult educational programming.

Esta nueva instalación proporcionará un espacio dedicado, inspirador y centrado en la comunidad para servir a jóvenes y adultos a través de programas educativos de desarrollo juvenil 4-H basados en la ciencia que incluyen: robótica basada en STEM, jardinería, carpintería, soldadura, costura y tiro con arco. Además de la programación educativa para adultos basada en la comunidad.

Help us make the center a reality! Give today! ¡Ayúdanos a hacer realidad el centro! ¡Dale hoy!

Art work in the shape of Garfield County that will have donors names listed on them

Maker Space

The maker space will be located on the first floor of the Garfield County Education Center. This space will include opportunities for young people to learn about woodworking, welding, electricity, archery and many other engineering and design projects.

Indoor Classrooms

The STEAM education room will be located on the second floor and will include 2 teaching kitchens for instruction in cooking, food safety and food preservation. This room will also have space for instruction of sewing, clothing construction, quilting, as well as robotics. This room will also be a teaching center for Cooking Matters in the Rifle area.

The second floor will also feature one large classroom that can be broken down into smaller classrooms to accommodate many opportunities for nonprofits to have space to meet such as 4-H Clubs. These classrooms will be equipped with the technology needed to allow for classroom instruction for continuing credit hour classes that may be needed for teachers as well as other professions.

Outdoor Classroom

The outdoor classroom will feature a teaching pavilion, teaching gardens, outdoor STEM education space as well as an opportunity for youth to learn about water using Rifle Creek that flows through the outdoor space.

Map of the outdoor classroom space

Garfield County CSU Extension Office

Garfield County CSU Extension office will be on the first floor and will house four extension agents that serve in the areas of: 4-H Youth Development, 4-H School Enrichment, 4-H STEM, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, Horticulture and Natural Resources. This office also hosts four STEM AmeriCorps members and the Garfield County Outdoor education coordinator.

Contributions can be made payable to CSU Foundation. Please write on the memo line: Garfield County Extension. Contributions can be mailed to: Carla Farrand, P O Box 1112, Rifle CO 81650.