COLORADO ECOSYSTEM FIELD STUDIES

Upcoming Course Dates 
June 18 - July 8 or
July 15 - August 4
Courses are identical- just 2 date choices
Please note that at this time we are omly accepting applications from male students (we have a waitlist of female applicants).

An opportunity to study in the Colorado Rockies and apply your classroom & textbook learning while immersed in an incredible mountain ecosystem setting!

  • Achieve a deep knowledge base of the structure & functioning of Colorado Rocky Mountain ecosystem
  • Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientifc field research
  • Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits during summer break
  • Open to students from all universities & majors

This transformative, 3-week, outdoor course focuses on experiential & applicable scientific field research methods  

-- 3 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CREDITS -- 
-- ALL-INCLUSIVE PROGRAM --
$1,900

Instruction is delivered with active, inquiry-based activities incorporating observation & data collection, small working groups, lecture, focused exploration & spectacular off-site ecosystem trips. Students create and implement an original field research project to culminate the class. We base-camp in an incredible mountain location and hike & explore daily with an amazing peer group of inspired learners. 

       

Location Summary

Cal-Wood Education Center is a private, non-profit organization located on 1,200 acres in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. It is located approximately 40 miles northwest of Denver & 15 miles northwest of Boulder. This spectacular learning center lies at an elevation of 7,500-8,000 feet & contains miles of trails & vast tracts of montane forest, lush meadows, ponds, streams, & abundant wildlife. This course is based out of Cal-Wood’s secluded & spacious Solitude Camp & we utilize the main Cal-Wood lodge for hot showers, wifi, laundry & emergencies. Visit www.calwood.org for more info.

Course Details

2017 Syllabus (pdf)

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