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Upcoming Programs at KSS
Mar 17 Campership Deadline
Mar 22 & Mar 25 School Break Day Camp
Apr 5-Apr 7 Spring into Adventure
Apr 15-Apr 19 School Break Day Camp
Apr 27 Girls in STEM: Landscape Design

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Register for 2019 Summer Camp

Camp programs are high energy, achieving a strong sense of community through Science. Adventure. Fun! Learn more below.

Summer Camp Programs Register Now

Snow Science

Snow Science is the study of the physics of snow and how it changes over time (snow metamorphosis). We travel through safe winter terrain on cross-country skis or snowshoes, introducing students to the mountain winter environment. Students dig snow pits and use scientific tools to make observations about the snow, collect data, and learn about avalanche dynamics and watersheds.

Download the Snow Science Curriculum Map.

Exploration

Teachers can prioritize the following content areas:

  • Avalanche Dynamics
  • Snow Metamorphosis
  • Water Cycle
  • Watersheds

Research

Students can also learn about the scientific process through a snow science research project. Students will dig snow pits collecting information about the layers of the snow, temperatures within different depths within the snow pit, and many other data points.

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Environmental Issue

Colorado Water Management

Students can study the relationship of humans and water quantity. The majority of consumable water in Colorado is held as snow high in the mountains. Students will learn how water quantity is measured along with water management practices such as trans-mountain diversions, water storage through reservoirs, and the reasons behind conservation measures. At the close of the program, students will determine their own policy recommendations for how water should be managed.

8,789 youth and adults impacted through all our programs in 2018.