An introductory course for agriculture education students pursuing careers in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. This course expands student learning to the foundational principles of ecology including the fields of geology, meteorology, biology and chemistry related to the conservation, natural resources, and fish and wildlife management. Students will gain knowledge in career development, leadership, personal development, communications, and environmental science.
Natural Resource Management
*Natural Resource Management is a half-day pathway and does not require any previous experience. Click here to request Natural Resource Management in your '23-'24 class schedule.
Immerse yourself in the complex systems that make up our natural environment.
Living in Colorado, we are surrounded by a complex system of natural resources and wildlife. More than ever, it’s important to learn how to cultivate and protect our natural surroundings. This new pathway at Futures Lab will introduce students to the fundamentals of forestry and Colorado wildlife through a mix of classroom and outdoor learning. Students will learn the principles of drendrology, forest science, and forest fire behavior. Field activities to various locations are included to enhance the students' understanding of Colorado native birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and fish.
Environmental Science is a course designed for the student who is interested in local national and global environmental issues. Topics of instruction may include ecology, biomes, energy, utilization, and alternate energy sources, land use patterns, pollution, population, and analysis of environmental problems.
This course expands student learning to the principles of wildlife management. Students will gain knowledge in career development, leadership, personal development, communications, ecology, biology, zoology, and trends in wildlife management in relation to outdoor recreation.
This course will allow students to study the wildlife and management of wildlife in Colorado. They will explore the vast natural environments of Colorado animals. Field activities to various locations are included to enhance the students' understanding of Colorado native birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and fish.
This course is for the students who design the annual Climate Leadership Summit and/or other large projects related to their learn in the NRM pathway. Students will:
• Innovate and imagine new ways to impact behavior change and inspire students to lead on environmental issues and change the world for the better
• Create a fresh, engaging atmosphere for the day of the summit
• Recruit high quality presenters and appropriate attendees
• Network with relevant environmental, business, and leadership entities
• Solicit feedback from stakeholders
• Develop promotional materials, including a website and videos
• Organize hospitality for attendees, presenters, group sponsors, and volunteers
• Attend the summit and perform other duties as assigned to make the day successful
This course is an introductory course to bicycle mechanic skills. This class will teach the basic skills necessary to gain entry-level employment or to simply work on a personal bike. From basic bicycle build requirements to drive-train tune-ups, this course will enable students to complete common repairs performed in a typical bike shop. This course is applicable to all types of bicycle enthusiasts and will cover all forms of bicycle types. Students will build scientific knowledge using the bike as a functional model to demonstrate concepts of laws of motion, forces, energy transformations, materials science, and sustainability.