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Environmental & Outdoor Education Programs

Teachers and group leaders, incorporate some of Colorado’s best environmental and outdoor education experiences into your curriculum! Our programs blend scientific inquiry with hands-on exploration, adventure, and creative expression to accommodate all learning styles.

We deliver high quality programs that promote an appreciation of the outdoors, provide active-based learning opportunities, and develop a sense of wonder of the world we live in. These initial positive experiences in the outdoors will cultivate a thirst for knowledge and adventure, as well as develop a sense of compassion for the world, their community, and the living things in it.

Environmental Education classes at Estes Park Center are designed to follow the “Learning Cycle” framework developed by the BEETLES Institute from the University of California at Berkeley. Students learn by engaging directly with nature, thinking like a scientist, learning through discussions, and participating in inclusive, equitable, and culturally relevant learning environments. To book lodging and meals for Environmental Education groups, please contact our Group Registrar at 970-586-3341 ext. 1024 or [email protected]. To contact our Environmental Education Director regarding programming, please call 970-586-3341 ext. 1106.
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Outdoor Education classes at Snow Mountain Ranch are designed to provide outdoor experiences that support specific and ongoing classroom content for 4th through 8th grade level. We can modify classes to meet K-8 grade level, and can assist teachers and group leaders to incorporate outdoor education into their curriculum. Our talented staff is comprised of experienced educators trained to lead the offered classes for a fun-filled outdoor educational experience! To book lodging and meals for Outdoor Education groups, please call 1-800-777-9622. To contact our Outdoor Education Director regarding programming, please call 970-887-2152 ext. 4292
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