Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) Special Notification: May 9 is the last day to register for Foothills to Tundra: The Changing Ecosystems and Biomes of Rocky Mountain Naitonal Park

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Foothills to Tundra:  The Changing Ecosystems and Biomes of Rocky Mountain National Park

Grade:

For K – 12 Educators

Dates/Times:

Day 1: Pre-trip Workshop at the Museum
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 
(Optional for those not taking course for credit and Out-of-State teachers can complete an alternative assignment)

Days 2–4: Three-Day Field Course in Rocky Mountain National Park
Wednesday – Friday, June 27–29, 2018

Optional Course: June 2–September 30

Audience

This course is for practicing K–12 educators but feel free to invite family and friends to join you for this mountain adventure! (All participants must be 16 years of age or older to join or stay in accommodations.)

Course Description

Colorado’s vertical geography creates a microcosm of ecosystems and biomes that exist nowhere else in North America.

Get ready to …

  • Immerse yourself in the Rocky Mountains and great outdoors, connect with other teachers, and get inspired for the next school year.
  • Explore the flora and fauna of Tundra Ecosystems, Taiga, and Montane Ecosystems learning from Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Garden and National Park Service educators and researchers about the effects of climate change on these ecosystems.
  • Participate in field science through two Citizen Science Programs related to Phenology and Climate Change.
  • Investigate a prehistoric archaeological site (game drive system) built during a previous period of global warming and walk a portion of a trail used by historic Native Americans.
  • Celebrate sun-filled days and starry nights by the campfire

Environmental Theme: Climate Change

Rocky Mountain National Park has a century-long tradition of being a living laboratory for understanding human impact on the environment. Teachers will observe and learn about the impacts of climate change on Colorado’s mountain ecosystems.


Registration, Cost, and Payment Information –

MUST REGISTER BY MAY 9TH 

The total cost of this course depends upon the credit and accommodation choices made by participants. Registration for each component is required. All programs require payment at time of registration. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

For questions regarding this course, please e-mail TeacherPrograms@dmns.org or for more information and registration, please click here.

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