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Middle School Field Trips

Dive into the wonders of nature and science on a field trip led by Catamount Institute. All our outdoor field trips include a factor of adventure while aligning with Colorado Department of Education Standards.

So many students, so little time! We are thrilled to be utilizing all of our resources to get as many kids outside as possible…unfortunately that means we are booked into August at the moment! Our Booking Calendar stretches a year ahead, so please see if any dates for the next 365 days meet your needs.

6-8 students

Learning beyond the classroom

Field trips are a fun and exciting opportunity for students of all ages to investigate our outdoor classroom for hands-on discovery and exploration. Catamount Institute offers pre-designed or custom field trips that are encouraging and inspiring for all students in our local natural areas. Our tailored curriculum supports classroom learning and a memory-filled experience with your class. See below for pre-designed field trip descriptions!

Pricing for field trips begins at $3.50 an hour/per student (minimum 25 students).

Now booking for the 2021-2022 school year! Book your field trip to hold a spot. No transportation? We can come to you!

All trips are a minimum of 25 students and maximum of 80 students. Please book as early as possible. We are booking at least a semester to one year in advance.

Middle School Grades

Working with Water

Living in Colorado, water has always been an important and protected resource. Through learning about water law and scarcity, we will discover ways that water can be used efficiently with experimentation and use of hydroelectric power! Find out about the numerous ways we depend on water and what role it plays in our ecosystems.

Season: Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer

Locations: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or Natural Area near your school with water!

Colorado 2020 science standards:

Be a Field Ecologist!

Students will try their hand at field work in the environment. Starting with water, they will take samples and analyze organisms living in streams and how this can tell us about water quality. Next, we will hike through the forest and identify trees as well as boring into them to analyze tree rings! Finally, we will inspect soils using soil probes to look into what their layers tell us. With these hands on activities using specialized tools, we will get a closer look at our environment.

Season: Fall, Spring, Summer 

Location: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a park or natural area near your school with water! 

(Driving Distance may affect program cost)

Colorado 2020 science standards:

Energy Engineers

We know that humans make big changes to our ecosystems, and we will explore our impact as well as changes we can make to help better our environment. Students will play games and learn about options to become more eco friendly, as well as using engineering skills to try building our own renewable energy technologies!

Season: Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer

Locations: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or natural area near your school or at your school!

(Driving Distance may affect program cost).

Colorado 2020 science standards:

Ecosystem Interactions

All ecosystems contain many interactions between animals, plants, and microscopic organisms. We will take a look at small scale interactions and whether they show mutualism, commensalism, parasitism and more! Games and hands-on activities will allow for students to try finding these relationships and their connection to the web of life that all organisms are a part of!

Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter 

Location: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a park or natural area near your school or at your school!

(Driving Distance may affect program cost)

Colorado 2020 science standards:

Soil Rocks!

Soils and rocks are everywhere we look, and are just as important as the living things in our environment. Inspect the properties of soil to understand the textures, colors, particle size, and how all of this can impact an ecosystem. Then, identify rocks to explore their role in ecosystems and even how humans can use different minerals every day!

Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter 

Location: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or natural area near your school, or at your school!

(Driving Distance may affect program cost). 

Colorado 2020 science standards:
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