Education Overview

The Denver Zoological Foundation at Rio Mora NWR provides an outdoor learning experience that blends scientific field studies, nature observations, art and writing for elementary, middle school and high school students. Through community involvement, we seek to build community ownership and care for all of our natural resources and to foster citizen responsibility. We believe that experiential learning, learning through direct experience with the subject, is a vital ingredient to quality education and an empowered citizenry.


Elementary School Field Days at Wind River Ranch

Middle and High School Scientific Development

Roots and Shoots, a partner of Wind River Ranch that seeks to empower youth to foster respect and compassion for all living things through service.

Teacher Resources