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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Field Institute

Rocky Mountain Conservancy is a non-profit organization partnering with the National Park Service in providing educational seminars, research, and stewardship for more than 75 years.

The RMConservancy Field Institute offers direct access to Rocky Mountain National Park and hands-on field opportunities with talented instructors.

Most seminars include lectures and field trips that enable participants to experience the Park as a classroom without walls.  When hiking is involved, because of the high altitude and variable weather, participants should be in good health and arrive equipped for sudden weather changes.

Seminars cover a wide range of topics including photography, art and writing, natural history, cultural history, and skill building.  Youth and family seminars are designed especially to appeal to the Park's young visitors with topics like treasure hunts, geo-caching adventure, art adventures, ghost stories, fly-fishing and stream ecology, and more.

Seminars run January - October, with the majority during June - September.  Seminars are reasonably priced.

Kids and Family Classes for June 2017 are listed below:

  • June 15:  Lions, Coyotes, and Bears
    June 15 and 22:  Campfire Ghost Stories
  • June 20:  Upper Beaver Meadows Geocache
  • June 21:  Kids Art in the Park
  • June 22:  Who Pooped?  and Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies
  • June 23:  Kids' Fly Fishing & Stream Ecology
  • June 27:  Cloudy With a Chance of Groppel?
  • June 28:  What's Hiding Underwater?
  • June 29: Geology Rocks!
    June 30:  Plants for Young Sprouts

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