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Drawing of a moose between two trees with the word "Colarado" above it, drawn by a third grader
Shelton Elementary: Moose

Last September, Dr. Kim Walter, the digital teacher librarian at Shelton Elementary School in Golden, reached out to tell us she wanted to use Colorado Postcards with her students. 

She contacted Colorado Postcards creators Gillian Coldsnow and Jon Pinnow, who met with the students virtually to kick off the project. Then, the kids got to work researching topics, writing scripts, creating artwork, editing and eventually recording their own postcards. 

From these recordings and drawings, Gillian and Jon chose two topics to turn into Colorado Postcards. They then visited the school in person with recording equipment to record about two dozen third graders reading the scripts. 

Enjoy "Moose" by the third graders of Shelton Elementary School, and stay tuned for another Colorado Postcard from these students coming soon!

Dr. Kim Walters, the digital teacher librarian at Shelton Elementary School, talks with Colorado Postcards co-creator Jon Pinnow.
Colorado Postcards co-creator Gillian Coldsnow with the third graders of Shelton Elementary School in Golden.
The third graders of Shelton Elementary School record a tagline for their Colorado Postcards.


The moose is a member of the deer family. It weighs more than 1,000 pounds — the biggest game animal in Colorado. But moose were rare until 12 were brought in from Utah and Wyoming. Today there are more than 3,000 in Colorado, each eating up to 70 pounds of trees and plants every day. Moose antlers are very big and heavy and can be six feet wide. Sometimes a cow moose can have antlers, too. Moose look friendly, but don't get too close. They can run fast and kick in all directions, even sideways, and they're good swimmers, too. See a moose, keep a safe distance. This is the third grade at Shelton Elementary in Golden, and this is a Colorado Postcard.

About Colorado Postcards

Colorado Postcards are snapshots of our colorful state in sound. They give brief insights into our people and places, our flora and fauna, and our past and present, from every corner of Colorado.