Group Outreach Programs

Environmental Science for Schools Groups, Scout Groups, Homeschool Families, and more!

“Environmental stewardship can only happen when people love the land and the water.  Working with Wild Bear to deliver experiential ecology to young people is an extremely direct path to that goal. We  are excited to partner with Wild Bear to deliver SnowSchool to show kids that scientists are really cool, that taking care of the planet is meaningful, and that snowshoeing our local winter landscape is an amazing adventure!” ~ Hal Hallstein, Winter Wildlands Alliance – Board of Directors
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center and Winter Wildlands Alliance are partners in the delivery of Winter Ecology programs on Snowshoes (SnowSchool) in the mountains of Boulder and Gilpin County.  

Download the Wild Bear Outreach Brochure


Programs Include:

  • Elements that meet state Science, Language Arts, Math & Social Studies academic content standards.
  • A design that compliments both BVSD and state curriculum.
  • Teachers with strong backgrounds in environmental education.

Traveling Arthropod Zoo:
The very popular Arthropod Zoo is available to visit you or your group can visit the nature center for this special program! Meet Junior the Scorpion, Tinkerbell the Rose-Hair Tarantula, The Flintstones: Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, and others with exoskeletons and jointed legs! Include an outdoor element to this program and bring your class to Mud Lake to discover the aquatic macro-invertebrates!

Winter Ecology on Snowshoes:
Bring your group up to the mountains to enjoy Wild Bear’s Snow School out on the trails of Mud Lake. Trek through the forest on snowshoes! What tracks will we find and what stories will they tell of the adventures of our local wildlife? Study the water cycle in the snow, play educational games and build your team of explorers in the mountains and in the snow. Wild Bear provides snowshoes at an additional fee.

Visit the Nature Center:
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center is conveniently located on the RTD bus line and in the shopping center in downtown Nederland. Split your group into two, enjoy a formal program in the Eco-Arts Lounge and an informal nature discovery of the exhibits in the nature center. Combine this program with a ride on the Carousel of Happiness, conveniently located next door to the nature center.

A Classroom Without Walls (Mud Lake Nature Discovery Program):   
Meet Wild Bear out at Mud Lake for a unique outdoor adventure! Allow your class to immerse in the ecology of the montane life zone, watershed and aquatic studies through scavenger hunts, games and other educational hands-on discovery activities.

Custom Programming:
Wild Bear is happy to support your group’s specialized educational goals with unique scientific and artistic programming. We design our programs to support state standards in science, language arts, math and social studies.  Examples include botanical studies, animal tracking, pollination, food chain, water cycle, decomposition and life cycles. Additional fees will be applied for custom programs.

All Wild Bear programs are aligned with district science standards

Pricing: $150 per 90-minute program.

Groups over 25: $3/student (upwards of 25)

Travel Fees: $0.50/mile if traveling to a location over 40 miles round trip.

Contact us to register today!

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