Our Programming enlists young minds to develop strategies that promote conservation through citizen science. That means engaging students and their teachers in real-world issues to learn a process for systematic inquiry. Through planning, observing, reflecting, collecting data and interpreting that data, these young minds—from elementary to graduate school—are charged as citizen scientists to develop conservation strategies.

Our strategy is to encourage mentorship among anyone who is passionate about conservation—from field scientists to community members, administrators, students and everyone in between—to contribute to and develop our citizen science projects.


This pilot program partnered with Westview Middle School (St. Vrain Valley Schools), RMNP and Estes Park Environmental Center to help train “Citizen Scientists” in field-research techniques necessary to monitor the ecological [...]