Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Field Institute

Winter and Spring 2020 Classes:

  • Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families  Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 7, and Mar 28
  • Coyotes: Song Dogs of the West  March 21
  • Beginning Watercolor for the Nature Enthusiast   April 25
  • North with the Spring: Bird Migration  May 1
  • Hawks in Flight:  Birds of Prey  May 2
  • Tracking Wildlife in Rocky  May 8
  • Fire in Ecosystems - Friend or Foe?  May 9
  • Endangered Species of the Rockies  May 15
  • Orienteering for Beginners   May 16
  • Birds at Twilight  May 21
  • Owls of Rocky Mountain National Park  May 22
  • 100 Years of Environmental Change May 22
  • The Surprising World of Lichens  May 30
  • Estes Valley: History & Historic Sites  May 29
  • Birding RMNP by Ear  May 31
  • Hunters of the Wind: Eagles, Hawks and Falcons  June 5
  • Early Wildflowers  June 6
  • Butterflies East of the Divide  June 6
  • Spring Mushrooms and Fungi  June 7

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