OSHR 1890 - A Day with a Naturalist in Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Noncredit
  • Off-Campus

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

You may have used a picnic area, driven the roads, and walked the trails. Such activities allow you to see the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park; but to grasp the spirit of Rocky, you need to engage its moss gardens and wildflower meadows, its carrs and forests. Such things coalesce to give Rocky a life pulse all its own. And you’ll find no better way to engage these special features than with a naturalist who has explored them for most of four decades. Look over his shoulder for a day and you will see grandeur with new eyes.

  • Bring your Rocky Mountain National Park annual pass or Golden Age Passport if you have one.
  • Bring water, snacks, and a lunch.
  • Wear suitable clothes and shoes or boots for a day of casual walking; figuratively speaking, this is a day afield, not a walk in the park. A change of clean, dry clothes and footwear for the drive home might be comfortable.
  • Bring rainwear.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.