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Educator Workshops

Rocky Mountain National Park offers a variety of education workshops each year. These interdisciplinary workshops combine instruction, activities, field sessions, curriculum review, and field trip planning. We can also design a professional development workshop for school staff at your site or ours to meet your needs. Academic credit is available through Colorado State University for most workshops.

Contact Us:
If you have questions or would like to arrange a professional development workshop for your school, please contact Mark DeGregorio, the Education and Outreach Coordinator, at (970) 586-3777.

 
Workshop participants learn about the pine beetle.

Workshop participants learn about the Pine Beetle.

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Colorado Forests at Risk!
This PLT workshop explores how climate, fires, and pine beetles influence the health of Colorado's forests. Participants learn about forest health attributes, including the ecology of pine beetles, the role and characteristics of fire in forests, and the cyclical nature of climate variation and try out lessons that they can use in their classrooms. This workshop is usually offered in the fall in even numbered years. Workshop information will be posted when registration opens for the next offering.

 
A workshop participant dresses as a ptarmigan.

A workshop participant tries out ptarmigan adaptations.

Life in the Cold: Winter Ecology Workshop
This Project Wild II Workshop explores the characteristics of winter and the strategies that plants and animals use to survive the challenges of winter in the Rocky Mountains. Participants explore the winter world of the Rocky Mountains by snowshoe as they learn about the science of snow and try out lessons for the classroom and the field. This workshop will be offered in Winter 2015.

Did You Know?

a photo of Elizabeth Burnell, the nation's first female nature guide

Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.