k-12 professional development

Ecosystem Interactions: Finding the Balance Field Course

Ecosystem Interactions: Finding the Balance Field Course

Program Description

Immerse yourself for 3 days in the wild and secluded beauty of the Gunnison River Canyon as you float westward from near Delta Colorado accompanied by a teacher-trainer and naturalist from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Explore the interactions that occur every day in nature. See how humans continuously affect these interactions.

Use your experience to:

  • Connect your student to their environment in a way that creates an “essential nature literacy” that promotes both cognitive development and responsible citizenship.
  • Gain important introductory background knowledge about topics in your science and social studies curricula including: water resource management, ecology, geology, western history and astronomy.


For Practicing K-12 Teachers

Date and Time

Initial Face-to-Face
(onsite at the Museum)
June 20, 2020; 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Three-Day River Field Course
July 11-13, 2020


$484 Trip Fee (Deposit $100)
-includes canoes, guides, naturalists, and all food and programming

Optional FREE Credit
1.5 graduate-level re-licensure credits available through the Colorado School of Mines

Family Members Welcome! (must be 16 years old min)

Group Size

28 people

Special Requirements

Participants should be in average physical condition. Activities are always more fun when you’re physically fit. This trip is not recommended for participants who have health conditions that prevent them from being at higher altitudes.

Registration Information

Registration is required. Click the "Book Now" button or call 303.370.6000. Registration closes three days prior to the start date of the program. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail [email protected]


All programs require payment at time of registration. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

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