Science & outdoor education at your location
In order to best promote learning and engagement, YEP prefers to work with groups of 25 or less. Recommended class lengths and rotations will be adjusted accordingly to ensure a hands-on experience for all students.
Avalanche Science in the Classroom
Recognize the characteristics and properties of snow that scientists use for avalanche predictions. Students will learn about the environmental factors that influence snow crystal development and the stability of Colorado's snow pack through hands-on activities. Class encourages teamwork and decision-making among participants.
Age: 3rd-12th grade
Program Length: 1-2 hours
Fee: $100/ hour
Physiology with an Altitude
Discover how altitude affects the body through hands-on experiments. Students will learn about air pressure and exercise physiology while finding out about altitude illnesses and how to avoid them.
Age: 5th-12th grade
Class Length:1- 2 hours
Have fun with math, a map, and a compass! Students may learn to read a topographic map, find their way with compass, measure paces, and complete a short orienteering courseset-up on your school grounds. Class activities may vary from simple compass skills to advanced mountain navigation.
Age: 4th-12th grade
Class Length: 1- 2 hours
Fee: $100/hour (staff will arrive1-1.5 hours before to prep)
Colorado Weather: From the Mountains to the Plains
Gain awareness of Colorado's variable weather through observation, investigation and safety.Learn how cloud types, wind and topography provide clues about weather, and experiment with static electricity using a Van de Graff generator.
Age: 4th-8h grade
Class Length: 1- 1.5 hours
Preparing for a trip to the mountains is part of the adventure! Students will learn about essential clothing and equipment and how to practice Leave No Trace. Additonal class topics may focus on wildlife encounters, map reading, and decison-making skills for survival situation.
Age: 3rd-8th grade
Class Length: 1- 1.5 hours
Slacklining: Balance and Movement
Slacklining combines the individual challenge of walking a tightened rope with the group dynamics of spotting by teammates to create a safe physical challenge.
Slacklining is a great cross trainer for any sport with the ability to increase reaction time through the connection between the mind and the body.
In addition to slacklining, students will participate in other activities that test and improve physical balance and coordination. These activities meet the new Colorado State Standards.
Age: Program can be structured to include all classes and grades in a school. Class Length: 1- 2 hours
Location: In school *your school must have trees or basketball poles appropriate for setting up slacklines as evaluated by our staff.