• Photo of golden aspen with Hallet Peak in the background. NPS Photo by J. Frank

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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Environmental Learning for Kids

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Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) reaches out to students who have been traditionally overlooked and under-encouraged in science and science-related careers, including youth of color and females. Youth experience Colorado's natural world, increase their academic science skills, become involved in their neighborhoods and get exposure to careers in the field of natural resources.

Each year youth in the ELK program visit Rocky Mountain National Park to experience the natural world, volunteer in the park, and learn about careers in the Park Service.

 

Did You Know?

a photo of gneiss (a metamorphic rock)

The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.