School Year Program 

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'Close Encounters with Nature's Wonders'

Are you ready to experience what's always been in your backyard in an entirely new way? Colorado has wondrously diverse ecosystems, which our program uses as a giant, learning laboratory to help students fall in love with nature and learn about the science and impacts that their actions have on the environment!

 

Rugged Research programs are led by Rocky Mountain Park Rangers, certified teachers and outdoor educators who use innovative experiential learning methods and a extensive knowledge of our parks to guide students on a journey of discovery to help build a deeper connection with the natural world. 

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Our program will explore 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, Park Ranger led, 6 or 12  week school-year  program for ages 7-12. Classes meet once a week for  3 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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Meet Your Teacher!

Bri Wold 

Bri's experience includes working in highly diverse areas of the world, including rainforests, deserts, oceans and is now a Rocky Mountain Park Ranger.  Bri has led educational expeditions for students to Hawaii, Belize, Costa Rica and many other extraordinary sites. In addition, Bri has a Masters in Education and was was previously a high school science teacher in Colorado where she had substantial involvement in curriculum development and outdoor education.  

 

Bri's passion lies in sharing the wonders of the natural world with the next generation and she couldn't be more excited about being an instructor for Rugged Research!

For more information on tuition per student, dates and locations please check out our
School Year Program Flyer here!

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

Enroll Now
For Spring 2022!

*No Class Weeks of April 20 and April 27

Wednesdays

March 2 - May 12

10:00am- 1:00pm

Ages 7-12

12 Weeks!

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

Saturdays

April 1 - May 28

10:00am- 1:00pm

Ages 7-12

6 Weeks!

SOLD OUT

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

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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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