Employment Opportunities

There are currently no positions open at this time.

Please contact Susan Smith at ssmith@plainscenter.org for more information.

The PCC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability. We strive to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.


About the Organization
Our Mission
The PCC exists to help preserve a remnant of native prairie, educate people about its natural and cultural history, and help people develop a conservation or environmental ethic that can be applied in their daily lives.

Our History
For 42 years, the Plains Conservation Center has brought the wonders of the prairie to school children and families.  Wildlife, prairie wildflowers, tipis, and a reconstructed sod village are the backdrop for education and scientific research on the ecology and cultural history of the Plains.  We are now entering one of the most exciting times in our history.  In Jan 2007, the PCC became an independent nonprofit organization contracted by the West Arapahoe Conservation District for stewardship and education on 10,000 acres of Colorado prairie.  Our new Director of Education will join us as we begin the planning process for capitalizing on these resources

Our Land
The PCC operates two sites: 1,100 acres in Aurora , Colorado , which includes a nature center, 9 miles of trails, an historic farm, and administrative offices. The West Bijou site boasts 9,000 acres of upland prairie, 6 miles of West Bijou Creek, ravines, wetlands, and gallery forests. Significant paleontological, archaeological, and natural resources have been identified and extensive active research projects are underway at both sites.

Our Programs
The PCC offers a variety of programs dealing with the natural and cultural history of eastern Colorado . Programs for preschoolers, scouts, school groups, and general public range from a one-hour visit to overnight programs using our Plains Indian style tipis. The other pages of our website provide more information.







Fran Blanchard




Dave Showalter

Visitors Welcome

We welcome drop-in visitors Monday – Saturday year-round. Monday - Saturday hours are 8 am - 4 pm, no admission fee.  Reserved programs will be offered year-round, please see “Calendar of Events & Activities” for upcoming programs.   



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