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Field Day



Head out into the snow on a snowshoe excursion. Learn the basics of snowshoeing and tailor the educational content to meet your class’s needs. Focus on snow science and avalanche safety, or winter ecology and tracking.

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In our snowshoeing program, students will:

Winter Ecology

  • Learn the basics of snowshoeing
  • Discover animal tracks and learn about winter ecology
  • Explore snow in the snow and learn about snow pack and layers

Avalanche Safety

  • Examine current conditions while snowshoeing in the field
  • Gain awareness of the powerful destructive forces of avalanches through hands-on activities
  • Practice using avalanche rescue equipment including beacons, shovels, and probes to work together with their team to conduct a mock rescue in the snow
  • Develop teamwork and decision-making skills with peers


Academic Standards & Additional Resources


Suggested Grades: 3-12


Group Size: 10-14 students


Available: Winter


Length: 2-4 hours 


Location: Brainard Lake, Herman Gulch, or other local site


Cost: $25/student

* scholarship application available upon registration


Suggested Pairings: