The Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Field Institute offers a wide range of scheduled learning adventures for all ages.  From hiking to bus tours, our premier educational experiences have something to offer for everyone. Can’t take a class or tour on a day that we have scheduled? The Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Field Institute offers a variety of classes and tours at your convenience, based on days you have available to explore. Flexible scheduling is available for most classes and tours, so check out the list of options below for ideas about customizing your educational experience. Call us at 970-586-3262 to book your adventure!

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August 2019

Grand Lake Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Aug 6, 2019
$55.00 – $95.00

Rocky Mountain National Park contains breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife viewing, and opportunities to connect with the past along Trail Ridge Road, the awe-inspiring byway across the Continental Divide. Participants will receive a unique overview of the park’s history, flora, fauna and geology while viewing landscapes from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini–bus or 12–passenger van. Stops include Rainbow Curve, the Alpine Visitor Center, Milner Pass, Holzwarth Historic Site, and the historic town of Grand Lake. Both lunch and entrance into…

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Kids’ Map & Compass Exploration

Aug 6, 2019
Free

Introduce kids to how maps work, how to read a legend, and how to create their own map through a fun exploration of the surrounding environment. Using games and a navigational scavenger hunt, kids can discover the parts of a compass and useful mapping techniques. Kids will gain a basic understanding of navigation as well as develop the ability to plan a route and orienteer with or without a compass. Meets at Hidden Valley Picnic Area

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Journey to the Top! A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure

Aug 7, 2019
$45.00 – $75.00

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 overview of the park’s history, flora, fauna and geology while viewing landscapes from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van, with opportunities for…

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Rocky Mountain Survivor: Kids’ Survival Basics!

Aug 7, 2019
Free

Thunderstorms? Bears? Trails that lead to nowhere? Learn to prepare for whatever nature throws your way! IKids can learn the basics of outdoor survival, from what to pack for a hike to how to survive a night alone in the wilderness. Learn to make a fire and build a shelter from materials found outdoors. Meets at the Moraine Park Discovery Center

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Journey to the Top! A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure

Aug 8, 2019
$45.00 – $75.00

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 overview of the park’s history, flora, fauna and geology while viewing landscapes from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van, with opportunities for…

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NEW! Tribes & Traditions: Native Americans in Rocky Mountain National Park

Aug 8, 2019
Free

Long before us, Native Americans called this place home. Through this fun exploration through time, children will be able to experience part of what life was like for the Native children that lived in this area long ago! Kids will learn how Natives started their day, what they ate, daily chores, and will even get the chance to learn and play a few of the games that some of the earliest settlers loved. Participants will learn a basic understanding of…

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NEW! Wildlife of Rocky: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Aug 8, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

Whether you’re gazing skyward through conifer branches or peering down into valleys below, Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful and curious place teeming with wild life. Often when visiting the mountains, we allow ourselves to be swept up by the high-country views and forget about the inhabitants that make this area so unique. In Wildlife of Rocky, join our naturalist-guide on a 14-passenger mini-bus or 12-passenger van as we seek out the critters of Rocky Mountain National Park, both…

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Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies: Tiny but Amazing Creatures of Rocky

Aug 9, 2019
Free

Bugs often are seen as annoying and gross, but they actually are quite extraordinary! They are able to lift impressive weights, fly great distances, and jump to astonishing heights. Learn the basics of our little bug friends through art and exploration as we capture bugs with nets, study them with magnifying glasses and create our own bugs to take home. Learn what bugs are and what they need to live; it may shock you to discover what our tiniest of…

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Old Fall River Road Trip: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Aug 9, 2019
$45 – $75

Travel in Rocky was not always as simple as it is today. Join us from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van as we switchback through time to traverse the park’s oldest road up to the Alpine Visitor Center and back down to Estes Park via Trail Ridge Road. Old Fall River Road (built in 1914) will bring us to the hard-to-reach regions of the park to see spectacular waterfalls and historic buildings. View the handiwork of our…

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Sunset Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Aug 9, 2019
$25 – $50

Take a sunset safari over Trail Ridge Road to experience the changing light, active wildlife, and the calmness of dusk with an ascent in elevation from 7,522 feet in Estes Park to more than 12,090 feet. Along the way, a professional education guide will lead interpretive walks and talks to discuss geology, flora, fauna and the cultural history of Rocky at a number of pullouts, before arriving at Rock Cut to view the sunset over the Never Summer Mountains. Participants…

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NEW! Hike with a Naturalist: Ypsilon Lake

Aug 10, 2019
$45.00 – $50.00

Participants will travel through dense pine forests and wildflower meadows along the Roaring River on this all-day hike.  Breathtaking views of the Mummy range and ample opportunities to view wildlife can be found in this abundant, life-filled corridor.  Participants will pass Chipmunk Lake on the way to Ypsilon Lake which is known for excellent cutthroat fishing. Meets at the Lawn Lake Trailhead Instructor: TBD

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NEW! Sketching with Colored Pencil

Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2019
$144.00 – $160.00

Field sketching with colored pencil in a sketchbook. Learn the different types of colored pencils and how to use them to their fullest potential. Discussions will include techniques for the application of color by layering and mixing color; laying down washes of color; mark-making/strokes; using toned paper and using white. Sketching and drawing tips for sketching outdoors will be included. You will leave with a better understanding of colored pencils and approaches to use them to their fullest potential. Meets…

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