top of page

Homeschool Program

Larimer County

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


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!

Check out the map below to see where our programs are held. 

Save 20% by

becoming a

Rugged Research Ranger!

Enroll Now For Spring 2024!


Tuesdays: April 2 - May 21

10:00am- 2:00pm

Ages 7-12






Payment Plans Available!

Our Schedule

*Subject to change due to weather

Week 1: Tuesday, April 2 @ Carter Lake

Week 2: Tuesday, April 9 @ River's Edge

Week 3: Tuesday, April  16 @ Lee Martinez

Week 4: Tuesday, April 23 @ Gateway

Week 5: Tuesday, April 30 @ Devil's Backbone

Week 6: Tuesday, May 7 @ Horsetooth

Week 7: Tuesday, May 14 @ Lee Martinez

Week 8: Tuesday, May 21 @ Hermit Park

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!

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page