Rocky Mountain National Park: a unique classroom without walls
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute program is committed to educating the public through an atmosphere of personal engagement with talented instructors who will expose you to the grandeur of the Rockies like never before.
Most classes are field-based, hands-on learning experiences in Rocky Mountain National Park. A wide range of topics are available, including wildflowers, mammals, birds, cultural history, outdoor skills, photography, painting and writing. Many of our classes fill up, so register early!
Most classes and tours can be customized for a family or group. Call 970-586-3262 for more information.
Bears are the iconic symbol of the American wilderness, and North America has three of the world’s eight species. Historically, the park had two of the three – now only one. Learn the natural history of all three North American species – their evolution, behavior and habitat needs. Through illustrated classroom sessions and field trips, […]
Riparian (streamside) ecosystems are hotspots for biodiversity and human recreational activities. In addition to these functions, riparian ecosystems provide a unique opportunity to better our scientific understanding about the intersection of plant ecology, hydrology, and ecological restoration. This interplay has become increasingly relevant to Rocky Mountain National Park due to management interests in restoring tall, […]
One of the premier attractions of Rocky Mountain National Park is Trail Ridge Road, the nation’s highest continuous paved highway. Trail Ridge Road meanders through various life zones on its way through the park and over one of the largest, most pristine stretches of alpine tundra in the lower 48 states. Participants receive a unique […]
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