Students in the Park
Student at Work in 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 NPS Pathways to Parks, 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 podcast about the experiences of the 2011 Eagle Rock Interns, Click Here.
To view podcasts created by students from Estes Park High School, Click Here.
Did You Know?
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.