Outdoor Lab

Outdoor Lab

Outdoor Lab Schools have been enriching the lives of 6th grade and high school students in Jefferson County for more than 50 years. With more than 6,000 students served each year and well over 350,000 alumni the 58 year old program, Outdoor Lab is the longest continually running outdoor education program in the western United States. Students are immersed in an outdoor academic setting for five days where they spend their time learning about themselves and how they fit into the world around them.

Outdoor Lab is scheduled for September 21st - September 25th this year.
Our full-time 6th graders join Deane Elementary for a week at Outdoor Lab each year. 

Mount Evans and Windy Peak Outdoor Lab Schools give students the opportunity to explore and experience subjects such as earth science, wildlife biology, astronomy, and forestry in a unique mountain setting. By engaging the students in problem solving, team building, decision-making and social interaction, the Outdoor Lab program helps to prepare Jeffco students for successful futures. For a detailed look at the curriculum we teach, please view the following field guides: 
Biosphere | Archery (Force & Motion) | Geosphere |Hydrosphere

Additional details will be communicated through the Otter News and Mr. McCarthy as our visit gets closer. For more information about the Outdoor Lab Program visit: Outdoor Lab Program


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