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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.

Seminars for January through May 2017 are listed below:

Jan 13 & Feb 10:  Avalanche Awareness & Outdoor Safety in Winter
Jan 21, Feb 4 & 11, Mar 4 & 18:  Winter Ecology - A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families
Feb 4:  Winter Survival Skills
Feb 24-26:  Photographing Winter Landscapes 
Mar 25:  Coyotes - The Sound Dogs of the West
Apr 29:  North with the Spring - Bird Migration 
May 5:  There's More to This Place than Meets the Eye - 100 Years of Environmental Change in RMNP
May 6:  Technology of Your Ancestors - Primitive Survival Skills 
May 12:  Life Signs - Tracking the Invisible
May 13:  Hawks in Flight - Birds of Prey
May 13:  Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast
May 19:  Night Creatures & Evening Adaptations
May 20:  Orienteering for Beginners - Maps & Compass Basics in RMNP
May 20:  Nature's Engineers - Beavers
May 25:  Birds at Twilight 

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