Rocky Mountain Nature Association

Field Seminars

Rocky Mountain Nature Association is a non-profit organization partnering with the National Park Service in providing educational seminars, research, and stewardship for more than 75 years.  The RMNA Field Seminars offer 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.

Winter Seminars (call 970-586-3262 to register):

  • January 25 | February 8 & 15 | March 8 & 22 :  Winter Ecology - Snowshoe Trek for kids & families. Snowshoe cost $10, Kids under 12 are FREE.
  • February 1 & 22 | March 15 :  Winter Subalpine Ecology & Cross Country Ski Adventure (adults).  $70 per adult.
  • February 28 - March 2:  Light & Snow, Winter Photography (adults)
  • March 8:  Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast (all ages)
  • March 29:  Coyotes, Song Dogs of the West (adults)

Spring Seminars (call 970-586-3262 to register):

  • April 17:  North with the Spring - Bird Migration
  • April 18 & 19:  Mysterious Owls of Rocky
  • May 8 :  Hawks in Flight  Birds of Prey
  • May 9 :  Behind the Scenes at RMNP
  • May 14 :  Life Signs - Tracking the Invisible
  • May 22 :  Birds at Twilight
  • May 24 :  Nature's Engineers - Beavers
  • May 30 :  Understory Plants & Their Response to the Bark Beetle Epidemic
  • May 31 :  Orienteering for Beginners - Map & Compass Basics in RMNP (adults)

A traveler's tip:  take the RMNA Journey to the Top! - A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure.  Enjoy the Continental Divide views along America's highest continuous paved highway and relax while someone else does the driving. 

Additional Routes for 2014:    Grand Lake Safari, Escape to Bear Lake, Elk Expeditions.  Experience the cultural & natural history of RMNP from the comfort of a 14 passenger mini-bus or 12 passenger van.