Peaks & Pikas: Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems
A Natural History Immersion Experience in Indian Peaks Wilderness
For practicing K-12 teachers
- Family & Friends Welcome (must be 12 or older)
- 3 days and 2 nights in the field
- Wildflowers, Tundra, Wildlife, Stargazing
- Citizen Science Projects
Onsite Orientation: June 28th 8:30-noon
In Mountains: July 7-9
For K-12 educators
COST AND CREDIT:
COST: $300 (includes 1.5 graduate level credits) all materials, housing, food, instructors, programming
CREDIT: 1.5 credits included after completion of one student project in September
All programs require payment at time of registration. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.
Registration is required
Important Notes before registering!
- FAMILY & FRIENDS WELCOME
- Any adult (over the age of 12) who loves the outdoors and likes to learn about it, will enjoy this course. So, we welcome the company and participation of your family or friends who want to register. HOWEVER, if your family members and friends are of mixed gender, you must first email us, so that we can determine if there are still cabins available that can accommodate that number and gender mix. Please email Kennedy Doll ([email protected]) before registering.
- EARLY BIRD SCHOLARSHIPS & LIMITED SLOTS
- Half price scholarships of 50% will be available to the first 10 people who register. We only have cabin space for 14 people total.
- FITNESS LEVEL
- Although a high level of fitness is not required. Participants will need to be able to hike 1-3 miles at altitude over uneven terrain.
- ROOM & BOARD ARRANGEMENTS
- This overnight field experience is one step above camping. Although you will be staying in cabins, participants will be sharing those cabins with other adults of the same gender and sleeping in bunk beds.
- There are no toilets or showers in the cabins. These are located in a separate bathhouse nearby.
- There will be no electricity or heat in the cabins either so participants need to bring flashlight or headlamp and warm clothing.
- Bedding and towels are NOT provided so participants are expected to bring their own sleeping bags and towels.
- Meals will be provided in the adjacent lodge building
- Guests will drive themselves to the field course center location in the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Nederland CO. A high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle is NOT needed. Although some of the roads will be gravel roads they are passable in a standard 2 wheel drive vehicle. While we are at this location some drivers will be expected to help carpool participants to our tundra study area 3 miles above the center.