Are programs only for schools?
No, scout groups, adult classes, faith-based groups, community clubs and organizations are all welcome.
For what age groups are programs appropriate?
We are prepared to work with all ages.
How large a group can I bring on a field trip to an open space property?
Generally, about 60 people or two school classes can be accommodated at Walker Ranch.
The Agriculture Heritage Center can accommodate up to 3 classes.
Do programs align with Colorado’s State Academic Standards?
Yes, our programs are aligned with a number of the grade level expectations for Life Science, Earth Science, History and Geography standards. We can provide more specific information about alignments to certain programs upon request.
Is funding available to help with transportation costs?
Limited bus funding is available for schools needing assistance with transportation costs. For information, contact Deborah Price, 303-678-6215.
How far in advance must I sign up?
We ask that you schedule programs at least 4 weeks in advance. Reservations are taken up to a year in advance.
Are programs offered in Spanish?
We have a few naturalists with Spanish language skills – with advance notice we can plan a bilingual English-Spanish program.
May I bring students with special needs?
We welcome children with special needs to our programs, but need advance notice to be adequately prepared. You must bring an aide or assistant who is familiar with the children. When you register, we can discuss with you any special preparations or limitations.
Must we observe park rules on our trip?
Yes. Please familiarize yourself and your group with the Rules and Regulations.
Are restrooms available?
Field trip sites have outhouse pit toilets, but no running water. Groups should bring drinking water and hand sanitizer if desired.
May we bring sack lunches along on our field trip?
Sites have shelters or picnic tables available for you to enjoy. Please mention your desire for a picnic lunch when you register so we can reserve the shelter for you when possible.
How do I sign up?