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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Field Institute

Spring 2019 Classes:

  • Coyotes, Song Dogs of the West  Mar. 23
  • Beginning Watercolor for Nature   April 27
  • North with the Spring: Bird Migration  May 3
  • 100 Years of Environmental Change  May 3
  • Fire in Ecosystems - Friend or Foe?  May 4
  • Tracking Wildlife in Rocky  May 10
  • Hawks in Flight:  Birds of Prey  May 11
  • The Surprising World of Lichens  May 11
  • Endangered Species of the Rockies  May 17
  • Owls of Rocky Mountain National Park  May 17
  • Orienteering for Beginners   May 18
  • Estes Valley: History & Historic Sites  May 18, 31
  • Birds at Twilight  May 23
  • Beginning Digital Photography  May 30-31
  • North American Eagles  June 1

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.


Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Estes Park Winter Festival