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Homeschool Program

Denver/ Boulder 

Ready for close encounters with nature?!  Our program will explore some of the most majestic and wild parts of Colorado’s  diverse ecosystems - from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, down the snow melt rivers and into the golden prairies - we will immerse ourselves in the natural world and learn all about the fascinating science behind it!

Through the 'Close Encounters with Nature’s Wonders' course, students will have fun learning to observe nature, gather information and analyze ideas about natural processes.

Our program extends this learning and helps students make connections to larger global environmental issues. Rugged Research helps students develop a more mindful awareness of their everyday encounters with the natural world and fosters resilience and confidence while decreasing stress in their lives. Our school year program is a great way to make new friendships and disconnect from the screen every week!


Rugged Research offers a comprehensive 8 week program for students ages 7-12.

Classes meet once a week for  4 hours. 


Topics Include: 

  • Ecology ​​

    • ​Sample topics:

      • ​The Secret Life of Trees

      • River Days

      • Flower Power​

  • Rocky Mountain Wildlife Biology ​

    • Sample topics:

      • ​​The Great Elk Rut

      • BUGS-101

      • Bird's the Word! 

  • Environmental Science​

    • Sample topics:​

      • Geology Rocks!

      • Fossil Frenzy

      • Mountain Peaks to Coral Reefs

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Classes will take place at some of the most beautiful parks and open spaces Colorado has to offer culminating with a visit to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Every class will explore a different ecosystem, providing a new adventure and lesson each day!

Check out the map below to see where our program takes place.

Enroll Now For Fall 2023!

Denver/ Boulder

Tuesdays: September 19 - November 7

10:00am- 2:00pm

Ages 7-12





Payment Plans Available!

Our Schedule

*Subject to change due to weather

Week 1: Sept 19 @ Flagstaff Summit

Week 2: Sept 26 @ Bohn Park

Week 3:  Oct 3 @ Dedisse Park

Week 4: Oct 10 @  Genesee Park

Week 5: Oct 17 @ Flagstaff Summit

Week 6: Oct 24 @  Sawhill Ponds

Week 7: Oct 31 @ TBD

Week 8: Nov 7,  City Park (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a full class, or for more information, please email us at Contact@RuggedResearch.Org

Our school year programming runs every Fall and Spring. If you would like to be notified for registration alerts and our newsletter, please sign up for our email list!

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