These are popular school programs available during the fall and spring for grades 3rd – 6th.
This program season starts in November and runs through May.
These programs meet 2020 Colorado Academic Standards for Science, Social Science, and Reading/Writing standards for grades 3rd - 6th.
Bones N’ Stones – Archaeology
This lesson will help students develop and understanding of the sequence of events and people in Colorado history, and how primary sources help us learn about the past and provoke further inquiry. Students will explore their own “archaeological dig sites” and infer the history of the area from the artifacts they are given while learning how people today affect those primary sources, whether on purpose or by accident.
2020 Colorado Academic Standards: Fourth Grade Social Studies 1.1.
Rocks in a Box – Geology
(3rd – 5th Grade)
This lesson will help students develop observational skills and critical thinking by exploring evidence of climatic change found in rocks and fossils.
2020 Colorado Academic Standards: Third Grade Science 1.2, 2.4, 3.1, Fourth Grade Science 3.1, and Fifth Grade Science 3.3.
Skins N’ Skulls – Wildlife Biology
(3rd – 4th Grade)
This lesson will help students develop observational skills. Students will use their observations to better understand different animal adaptations.
2020 Colorado Academic Standards: Third Grade Sciences 2.3 and Fourth Grade Sciences 2.1.
What’s in your Watershed? - Watershed Ecology
(4th – 5th Grade)
This lesson will teach students about how living and nonliving systems interact and how humans can impact watersheds.
2020 Colorado Academic Standards: Fourth Grade Science 3.4, Fifth Grade Science 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5.
Get Fired Up! – Wildfire Ecology
(3rd – 6th Grade)
This lesson will emphasize that there is interaction and interdependence between and among living and nonliving components of ecosystems by illustrating how wildfires influence the living components of a forest. Students will explore how wildfires affect the ecosystems they occur in, and the surprising results of repressing them.