Environmental Institute Expeditions

The Environmental Institute

Combining field investigations and adventure education, Environmental Institute programs take students behind the scenes to connect with real-world scientific studies in a cooperative learning environment. We believe in a future where all members of our community have the skills, knowledge, and passions to engage with environmental science topics in a positive way.


EUREKA! requires immunization records for all student campers. If your child attends school in Colorado, you do not need to upload records. If your student does not attend school in Colorado, or is homeschooled, you must upload immunization records in order to register.

EUREKA! accepts medical exemptions for immunizations (MMR, Tetanus, Polio, Hep A/B) with a doctor's note. Please submit this completed form to camps@eurekasciencemusem.org.

Required Student Forms

EUREKA! also requires EI participants of overnight trips to submit additional medical and safety forms:

Forms must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the first day of an overnight camp and can be emailed to camps@eurekasciencemuseum.org or brought to the museum. We will send a general packing list and basic course policies to all registered students so they will be fully prepared for their course.

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Fall 2022 No School Day Environmental Institute Programs

  • Sept. 5: Gear Up! Apple Days, 2nd-4th grades
  • Sept. 26: Wild Adventures: Art Engineering, 1st-3rd grades
  • Sept. 26: Gear Up! with Art Engineering, 3rd-5th grades
  • Oct. 13: Grand Mesa Fall Hiking and Watercolor, 2nd-5th grades
  • Oct. 14: Gear Up! Bikeology STEAM, 2nd-4th grades
  • Nov. 4: Climb Up! Metamorphic Bouldering, 2nd-4th grades
  • Dec. 28: Wild Winter Adventures, 1st-3rd grades
  • Dec. 29: Wild Winter Adventures, 3rd-5th grades
  • Dec. 30: Wild Winter Adventures, 6th-8th grades
  • Jan. 4: Winter Detectives, 1st-3rd grades
  • Jan. 5: Snow Science on the Grand Mesa, 3rd-5th grades
  • Jan. 6: Snow Science on the Grand Mesa, 6th-8th grades

Registration will open July 9! Find more details in the descriptions in your dashboard account.

Summer 2022

Wild Adventures is a traveling day program, where students explore field science in the outdoors. Students are transported aboard EUREKA! vehicles to nearby trails and parks.

Drop Off is at 8AM and pick up is from 12:30-1PM at EUREKA!

Be sure to send your student with a backpack, 2 snacks, a lunch, a water bottle, and a mask, all labeled with their name. Students should wear clothes and shoes for the outdoors, in addition to a hat and sun screen.

Incoming 1-3rd Graders:

  • June 20-24: Water Exploration
  • July 11-15: Amazing Animals
  • July 18-22: Dinosaurs

Incoming 3-5th Graders:

  • June 27-July 1: Dinosaurs

Gear Up! is our mountain biking program, which focuses on skill building, while also learning and exploring the science of the environments we recreate within.

Each program may have different start and end times, in addition to drop off/pick up locations. Please reference the details in the Dashboard Event.

For day programs, students should come with their mountain bike, a helmet, a daypack, comfortable shoes, 2L water, lunch, 2 snacks, and sunscreen. If you do not have a bike and would like to use a EUREKA! mountain bike instead, please contact us at info@eurekasciencemuseum.org. Limited bikes are available.

Incoming 1st-2nd:

  • July 25-28: Desert Ecosystems

Incoming 3-5th Graders:

  • June 27-30: Sub-Alpine Trails
  • July 12-15: Gear Up! Launches Aero

Incoming 6-10th Graders:

  • June 20-23: Sub-Alpine Trails
  • June 19-21: Sub-Alpine Biking and Camping (Overnight)

Join us for an up close experience of studying our local geology. Our climbing programs cater to students of all abilities, and focuses on the science of rock as students learn to safely climb outdoors.

Incoming 3-5th Graders:

  • June 21-23: Rock Climbing in Unaweep (Overnight)

Incoming 6-10th Graders:

  • May 31-June 22: Rock Climbing in Unaweep (Overnight)
  • August 1-4: Rock Climbing in Rifle (Overnight)

Our overnight programs provide the opportunity for students to enjoy the outdoors and explore science in the field, while also gaining wilderness and leadership skills.

Some overnight programs are hybrids, meaning some parts of the camp are day programs and other are overnights. Please reference the details in the Dashboard Event.

Incoming 3-5th Graders:

Incoming 6-10th Graders:

  • June 27-30: Elevated Learning with Peaks and Pika at 10,000 Feet
  • July 13-15: Alpine Ecology at Shrine Hut Walters
  • July 19-21: Sub-Alpine Biking and Camping
  • July 25-29: Backpacking & Watercolors in the San Juans
  • August 1-4: Rock Climbing & Adventure in Rifle

Check out some of our previous overnight programs!