Habitat Investigators- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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Forest, tunda, wetland- oh my! Ever wonder what makes these habitats so unique? 

Go on a Ranger led exploration through these 3 different habitats to uncover the plants and animals that live there. AND create your very own "habitat field log" along the way!

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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimal interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out

Booking Information

Please submit program requests at least two weeks in advance. Captioning is available upon request - let us know in the "notes" section of your booking.

Program slots are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4pm MT.

Our preferred platform is Zoom, but we can accommodate Webex and Google Meets/Classrooms.

We will be joining you on your link.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us a week prior to connecting if you won't be able to make the scheduled program time- this ensures we can do our best to fit in other schools from our waiting list.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, CO
United States

Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments in northern Colorado. Through utilizing basic video conferencing platforms, students across the country (and the world!) can bring Rocky Mountain National Park into their classroom! Whether your students are investigating the four ecosystems of Rocky, researching ranger opportunities, or delving into the fascinating world of winter, they're sure to have a memorable one-on-one experience with a ranger. Rocky's education program is proud to have developed this new way to connect with students that otherwise may never have had the opportunity to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. We look forward to expanding the reach of these programs to inspire students, our future park stewards.

Haley Stapleton

Program Details


1. The program begins with an introduction to the National Park Service and its emblem.
2. The ranger introduces the mission to explore three very special habitats in RMNP.
3. The ranger shares how to create their own habitat log with paper and pen.
4. Students follow along the journey through each habitat while the ranger shows videos in the field
5. After the journey is complete, the ranger will see if students can match different features to the likely habitat!


1. Identify and compare differences between Forest, Wetlands, and Tundra habitats
2. Create and take notes in their own habitat field log
3. Name at least 1 feature representative of each habitat discussed

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS2A K-2 -- Earth materials and systems
LS4D K-2 -- Biodiversity and humans

State Standards

SC.2.2.2 A range of different organisms lives in different places.