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​​​​​Delta Outdoor Understanding for Teachers

Delta OUT (Outdoor Understanding for Teachers) is a CPW professional development program for K-12 Teachers in the Delta and Olathe areas.  CPW staff and partners provide four 1-day OUT trainings a year focusing on different outdoor, conservation, and/or recreation topics. ​​Trainings provide teachers with the experiential background knowledge, curriculum, and resources to feel more confident teaching students about the outdoors and at local outdoor sites.  To further support outdoor education, the program offers equipment loans and matching bus funds to support outdoor field trips to CPW-related sites for OUT qualified teachers to utilize with their class.  Ongoing training aims to keep teachers and their students engaged with CPW’s mission, resources, staff, and sites. 

All About OUT:

  • Offers place-based, ongoing and experiential outdoor-related trainings.

  • Explore various field sites to learn about local wildlife, habitats, and outdoor skills from professionals.

  • Select from seasonal 1-day trainings with different outdoor focus themes throughout the year.

  • Learn tips and techniques for incorporating nationally known curricula including Project WILD and Aquatic WILD.

  • Utilize the hands-on training experience to provide quality outdoor academic field trips for students.

  • Receive useful resources to support outdoor-focused teaching and access to check-out site exploration tools.

  • Connect and share ideas among a network of peers with similar interests.

  • Attend 3 Delta OUT Trainings and become eligible to receive transportation grants for field tri​ps (refresher courses are required to remain qualified).

  • Colorado School of Mines credits are available for an additional fee.​​

2019 Delta OUT 1-Day Education Workshops:

  • Winter: WILD About Cats
  • Spring: WILD About Elk
  • Summer: WILD About Careers in Natural Resources
  • Fall: WILD About Nocturnal Animals​

​​​​​​Durango Outdoor Understanding for Teachers

Durango OUT (Outdoor Understanding for Teachers) is a CPW professional development program for K-12 Teachers in Durango and surrounding areas.  The program is similiar to Delta OUT, but offered over a 4-day course in the summer.

  • Natural Dilemmas (June 25th - 28th, 2019): ​Topics will include black bears, human/habitat interactions, fish/aquatics, and fire ecology.  

Contact catherine.brons@state.co.us for more information about Delta or Durango OUT programs and check the Teacher Workshop Calendar for available registrations.