• Photo of early morning clouds hanging low in the valley with mountains of the Continental Divide stretched out above. NPS Photo/Schonlau

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Students in the Park

students conduct elk research

Students conduct research in the park.

Courtesy NPS

Service Learning at Rocky Mountain National Park

Students are making important contributions to the work and research being done at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Many high schools and colleges are using the park a living laboratory for research and learning. Students are participating in citizen science projects, collecting data, and investigating issues. Their work is not only providing them with a in-depth undertanding of the ecology and issues in the park, but is also providing the park with valuable information that is being used to better manage the resources in the park.

Additionally, high school and college students from throughout Colorado and the nation are volunteering and working in the park through programs such as The Student Conservation Association, Groundwork Denver, American Conservation Corps, Environmental Learning for Kids, and the Eagle Rock Internship Program. Their efforts are helping to protect and preserve the amazing resources of the park.

To view a video about the experiences of the 2011 Eagle Rock Interns, Click Here.

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