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

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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.
  1. Tracking Colorado Wildlife

Tracking Colorado Wildlife

Track Colorado’s amazing animals. Learn to identify signs that tell the story of the animals that share our woods, streams and meadows. Investigate the pelts, skulls and tracks of animals such as bears, elks and beavers.

Traveling Arthropod Zoo

The very popular Arthropod Zoo is available to visit your classroom! Meet Vinnie the Scorpion, Curly the curly hair tarantula and many more. Observe these fascinating creatures up close. For an outdoor element to this program, we will take your class to a nearby stream or pond to look for and observe aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Plants and Pollination

Explore parts of the plants and their pollinators as you learn about the life cycle of plants. Let’s discover the many ways we use plants and appreciate the importance of their pollinators.

Food Webs and Energy Transfer

Investigate how energy moves through Earth’s organisms. Join us as we explore our animal ambassadors through interactive learning stations and then create our own own artistic examples of food webs.

SnowSchool on Snowshoes

Schedule your group for a snowshoe trek through the forests of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Learn the importance of snowpack, the Continental Divide, and our local watershed by utilizing state of the art snow science equipment we will gain knowledge to protect these beautiful mountains. By investigating animal tracks we learn the stories of animals that live in a winter montane ecosystem.

Mud Lake Ecology (terrestrial and/or aquatic)

Meet at Mud Lake and explore our fascinating montane ecosystem. This program provides an outdoor classroom in which children can directly observe organisms and their relationships to each other and their environment. Hands on activities include an eco-scavenger hunt and aquatic collection/observation workshop that provides insight into the ecological health of Mud Lake.

 

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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