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Field Experiences provide hands-on, standards-based experiential learning opportunities for your students at our beautiful 65 acre outdoor classroom! Work with our curriculum specialist to develop a program that helps you meet your goals in a place-based, outdoor learning environment! Schools in member districts (District 6) can attend Field Experiences free of charge. Charter schools and non-member district schools can schedule Field Experiences for the price of $25/student for K-12. Scholarships to cover admission or transportation are available! Higher education - inquire within for pricing.
In School Programming is a great way to extend your student's learning, without leaving the school grounds! We bring the PLC to you, and engage your students in hands-on activities such as animal adaptations, fossils, the rock cycle, StarLab planetarium, and more! Members get these programs at no cost. Non-members, inquire within for pricing.
Do you want to use the trails at the PLC to lead your own Field Trip? A self led program is for you!
This is great option for homeschools, schools that are not a member, Scout Troops, and more!
There is no cost for a self-led program. The buildings may or may not open, depending on the request. If you are a group of 12+ people, we just ask you submit a form request below so we can ensure there are no conflicts with your program.
Schools in member districts (District 6 & Eaton) can participate FREE of charge. Charter schools and non-member district schools can schedule Field Experiences for the price of $25/student for K-12, and can inquire within for the pricing of in-school programs. Higher education - inquire within for pricing.
Each Field Experience or In School Program is customized to fit the needs of the school, classroom, and students, and specific programming requests are handled by the Curriculum Specialist, Sami Wolniakowski. Each program is based on the Colorado standards, and is place based! We use our outdoor, natural space as the phenomenon we study. Students engage in earth and life science topics such as erosion, water quality, animal adaptations, habitats, and more! We also offer less academic topics, such as survival skills and teambuilding.
Students should bring/wear weather-appropriate clothing, extra layers (it gets windy!), sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), journal & pencil, water bottle, lunch, and a backpack.
The buildings, staff, materials, and land stewardship is funded by our school districts that pay for a membership plan. This membership allows for all students in that district to come to the PLC free of charge, and other benefits for the district such as free Professional Development and space rentals. Non-member districts can still use the PLC, but there is a fee involved to help cover the time, staffing, and resources that are used during a program. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Sam Dancis at firstname.lastname@example.org