Engaging Students to Connect Science and Nature

Rocky Mountain National Park developed and implemented high school curriculum for teaching park resources and themes, and guided production of student material.

This project developed and implemented a high school curriculum for Grand, Jackson, and Summit counties that links Colorado Education Standards to park resources and themes. Participants created pre-visit materials for the park's online portal, in-park learning activities and programs, and post-visit evaluative materials.

Materials included student-produced experiential videos and a media library. In addition, service learning activities used GPS and GIS equipment together with cameras to create photo monitoring data.