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Kathy Nguyen
Schools & Groups
Programs Manager
kathynguyen@cmc.org
303-996-2745

Patrick Collentine
Adventure Course
Program Manager

patrickcollentine@cmc.org
303-996-2750
 

Ecology & Wildlife

 

 

Learn about local Colorado plants and animals and how they all have specific adaptations to help them survive in their environment.

 

Mammals: Make observations about physical features and adaptations of Colorado mammals (skulls, skins, feet)

Birds: Why do birds sing? Become familiar with local Colorado birds and learn how birds communicate. 

Trees & Plants: Where can trees grow? Learn about local Colorado trees and their adaptations, and tools scientists use to identify trees.

 


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In our ecology and wildlife program, students will:

  • Compare and contrast different characteristics of Colorado mammals and draw conclusions about their adaptations
  • Learn about local Colorado birds and how they communicate through hands-on activities
  • Differentiate between coniferous and deciduous trees and use a dichotomous key to identify local trees

 

Academic Standards & Additional Resources

 

Suggested Grades: K-8

 

Group Size: 10-30 students per activity

 

Available: Year-Round

 

Length: 40-60 mins per activity

 

Location: at your school or American Mountaineering Center

 

Cost: $5-8/student

* scholarship application available upon registration

 

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