Denver Museum of Nature and Science:  Foothills to Tundra:  The Changing Ecosystems and Biomes of Rocky Mountain National Park

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Preparation Workshop
Wednesday – Sunday, June 26 – 28, 2018 – Field Course 

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

  • For an all-day preparation workshop at the museum on June 8
  • For a three day residential course (June 26-28), which includes day-long excursions into Rocky Mountain National Park (UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve) with researchers, educators and expert naturalists from the Museum, Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens & National Park Service
  • To participate in field science through two Citizen Science Programs related to phenology and climate change
  • To investigate a prehistoric archaeological site built during a previous period of global warming
  • To celebrate sun-filled days and starry nights by the campfire with colleagues
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.
Participants should be in average physical condition. Activities are always more fun when you’re physically fit. You’ll be required to walk 1 to 2 miles, sometimes over uneven surfaces. This trip is not recommended for participants who have health conditions that prevent them from being at higher altitudes.
To register for this Field Course, please click here.

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