WEP WINTER PROGRAMS

WINTER ECOLOGY & SNOW SCIENCE FOR KIDS

WEP WINTER PROGRAMS
WINTER ECOLOGY & SNOW SCIENCE FOR KIDS

The Watershed Education Program (WEP) Snowshoe Overnight Program is designed to address the educational subjects of winter ecology and snow science, as well as avalanche safety, wilderness travel and survival skills, team building and outdoor recreation, and poetry and literature. The science components include field studies of winter ecology and adaptions; a field study and hands-on training with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and Telluride Avalanche School snow science experts; and general alpine and sub-alpine forest ecology, winter wildlife habitat and animal tracking and watershed lectures given by the WEP staff. The trip also includes a 2.3 mile snowshoe journey into and out of the winter sub-alpine zone at over 11,000 feet and full participation by the class in all aspects of cooking, cleaning, and other team building exercises.

WEP Winter 2017 Schedule
Feb 23 – 24: Norwood Middle School
March 2 – 3: Naturita Middle School
March 23 – 24: Telluride AP Environmental Science HS
March 8 – 9: Paradox High School Winter Ecology Overnight at USFS Matterhorn Cabin
March 14: Norwood 5th Grade Winter Ecology Day at USFS Matterhorn Cabin

WEP will also be assisting with a High Camp field day with the Telluride Mountain School middle school in mid-February. For more information contact Laura Kudo at laura@tellurideinstitute.org or Vicki Phelps at vicki@tellurideinstitute.org.