Can you light a one-match fire? What do elk do when they're caught in a lightning storm? What leaf can soothe a nettle's sting? Join us to find out! ACES’ environmental educators are experts in helping you develop basic mountain knowledge ranging from map-and-compass navigation to outdoor risk management and decision making. By the final day you will know how to use natural materials to protect yourself from the elements, pack the perfect daypack, and identify local edible plants. Home base is Rock Bottom Ranch, but you’ll test your skills on numerous hikes and field trips during this week of adventuring!
What To Bring:
Their own clean masks or face coverings labeled with their names, and a backpack that they can carry themselves filled with:
- Their own snacks, lunch, and filled reusable water bottles.
- A hat, warm layer, change of clothes, extra socks, sunscreen, and rain jacket.
- Optional closed-toed water shoes (Keens or similar). Toys and electronics are to be left at home.
Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toed sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration.
How To Get There:
Please walk, bike, or carpool to ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.
BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Rock Bottom Ranch in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including bike accessories, and more.
PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Rock Bottom Ranch visitors only. Please park efficiently. No parking in ACES lot outside of open hours. We are an IDLE FREE community.
Topics:Wildlife, Science and Hiking
Grades:3rd and 4th
- Spots available: 0. There are currently no spots available, please add the class to your cart to join the waitlist.