School Field Studies Programs
Field-based Natural Science Education for Grades K-12
Working in conjunction with the local school district and private schools, Walking Mountains Science Center serves students in Eagle County through natural science programs that take place in nature, that compliment classroom curriculum, and that narrow the achievement gap by enhancing scientific and environmental literacy.
More than a field trip, our school programs are outdoor learning experiences that provide students with the opportunity to practice detailed observation, work together as a team, participate in research affecting local and national land-use decisions, and gain greater connection to the natural world in which they live. Course topics can range from geology and sustainable energy to aquatic ecology, snow science and more.
Our graduate educators work closely with the Youth Programs Director and teachers to ensure that field course curriculum is aligned with state and district standards in language arts, math, and science and our multi-disciplinary, experiential approach engages students by accommodating multiple learning styles.