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Natural Resource Management

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 drendology, 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.

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Futures Lab Natural Resource Management

Colorado Wildlife

Course Description

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.

Graduation Requirement

Futures Lab Seminar

Credits:
5
Course Description

Come get unschooled. Let your curiosity and imagination guide your learning journey as you develop skills and mindsets necessary to build a better world.

Through engaging, relevant, and authentic projects, students will hone workforce readiness and professional skills, by working on dynamic and collaborative teams. Entrepreneurship and literacy are integrated through examination of personal strengths and areas of growth via investigation into the topics of resilience, self-awareness, and communication. These areas have been identified through collaboration with industry partners and higher education professionals.  This course will provide 5 credits toward the Language Arts graduation requirement

This is a semester long course that will allow students to integrate literacy, entrepreneurship, and essential professional skills. Students will engage in units that will explore self-awareness, communication, and resilience throughout the course.  Within each of these units students will have the opportunity to analyze and create written pieces reflective of topics relevant to them.

Graduation Requirement