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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: Where do birds live? Learn about bird adaptations in their habitats. Become familiar with local Colorado birds and learn how birds move and 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 create a new bird and it's habitat
  • 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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