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Mountain Weather and Cloud ClassPreparing for your class with YEP

Essential Information & Gear Lists: Please read the following essential information sheets complete with packing lists and course expectations prior to your program date.

YEP at your school

YEP at the American Mountaineering Center

YEP Field Programs

**We require liability waivers for all climbing and field programs as well as bouldering bus and slacklining courses. Please bring signed waivers for all students on the morning of your course.


Course-Specific Academic Resources: Provide your students with background knowledge of field trip topics, or expand upon lessons learned during their CMC program with the following optional resources for some of our most popular classes.

Avalanche & Snow Science

American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education provides a variety of resources on snow science, avalanche safety, and decision-making, including actual case-study scenarios from real events. – a Guide to Snow crystal identification and classification, snow physics, and Activity Ideas for students of all ages.

Capture the Climb - Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

Learn about the cultural implications of recent Everest earthquakes and their repercussions, and the environmental factors that have impacted route-planning changes on Everest in recent years.

CO Climbers recap being on Everest during 2015 earthquake.

Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum exhibits a history of mountaineering, from Colorado to Mount Everest.

Geology: Mountains to Mesas

Pre-trip Activity- Rock Sort

Post-trip Activity- Make Sedimentary Rocks

Pre or Post Activity- Erosion


Professional Development Opportunities

The following organizations support experiential, environmental and STEM education, and offer a variety of professional development opportunities for educators.

Association for Experiential Education

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

Leave No Trace

Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)

Stay tuned for PD opportunities through the CMC, or contact YEP now to custom design a professional development or teambuilding workshop for your staff.


In the News – Growing STEM programming in Colorado

YEP prides itself in delivering high quality STEM education in active and engaging ways. New Colorado education initiatives provide a 'road map' for education that integrates STEM learning for all students.