The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge offers free classroom programs on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and scheduling is based on staff availability. To make a reservation please call the Environmental Education Specialist at 303-289-0931.
Prairie Life Cycles for Kindergarten (45 – 60 minutes)
Students learn about the plants and animals of the prairie and how they grow up through hands-on activities. Students will compare how they grow to how animals and plants grow as well as understanding the growing stages of plants. They will also learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and the meadowlark that live in the prairie.
Discover Prairie Wildlife for 1st – 2nd Grade (45 to 60 minutes)
Students learn about the plants and animals of the prairie and how they are adapted to survive in that habitat through hands-on activities. Students will also learn about the four components to a healthy habitat, what adaptation means, and see examples of prairie animal adaptations.
Giants in the
Grasslands for 3rd – 5th Grade (45 to 60 minutes) Students learn about bison, the largest land mammal in
North America, and the prairie habitat through hands-on activities. Students
will discover the adaptations bison have for the prairie habitat, learn about
the different bison behaviors through observation, and investigate prairie
grasses as they related to the bison and prairie habitat. They will also
observe and learn the importance of a diverse and healthy prairie.