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 Little Rangers

Rugged Research offers early childhood (Ages 3-6) weekly adventure classes in nature to have fun, explore and play!


Little Rangers will learn from  Park Rangers, Naturalists and Environmental Educators how to become inquisitive and caring towards nature to start developing the building blocks of environmental stewardship.


We believe that purposeful exploration is fundamental to a child's growth and development. Our program is designed to help children explore and discover.


Nature based education taps into children's sense of wonder and compliments all learning styles. 

Sessions will take place at several beautiful parks to experience seasonal changes in different Colorado ecosystems. Little Rangers will run, jump, get a little muddy and connect with the natural world all while having a blast!


Some themes we'll cover:


  • Water in our World!

  • Animals Around Us

  • In Our Sky

  • BUGS!

  • Leaves of the Fall

  • Rocks Rock!


Our classes run through all types of weather, making rain, snow, and sun all a part of our learning and play. If dangerous weather is in the forecast families will be informed if the class needs to be postponed and we will likely have the class that upcoming weekend instead. 

All classes are for children ages 3-6.  

* Little ones ages 2 and under are allowed to tag along at no extra cost.

Each class meets at a different location. Each season will take place at some of the most beautiful parks and open spaces that Northern Colorado has to offer! Specific meeting points within the parks will be emailed out each week before the class but we will usually meet at the main trailhead.

*Guardian must be present for program 

Cancellation/ Refund Policy:

Unfortunately, we can no longer offer refunds for cancellations of Little Rangers classes. However, we'd love to have you join us on a different day that works for you! If you would like to reschedule for a future date and apply your tuition as a credit for a future class, please send us an email at Contact@RuggedResearch.Org.

Wondering what Little Rangers is like? Check out the video below!

Little Rangers

All classes are 60 minutes and include a fun game, a hands-on lesson, a craft, and a nature storybook.


Each of these 4 activities will center around a weekly nature theme and take place at a beautiful local park or natural area.

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to stay during the class. If you are unable to stay, please have a guardian present for the class. 

This Spring we will be having Little Rangers on...

Mondays in Boulder County

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesdays in Larimer County

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Price: $18/class or $31/siblings

Please register below.

Please be sure that each child (including siblings) have their own registration.

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Check out these segments from REI and NPR on the benefits of nature based learning!
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